Our Mission

"Feeding the hungry today with compassion & hospitality."

The Giving Plate opened its doors in April 2010 through the efforts of Gary & Debra Kelso. Their Christ-centered passion was to serve the community during a poor economic time where many were struggling to make ends meet.  Initially, they thought helping 500 families have food on their table would be amazing, but within months from opening they had registered that 500th family and they began to realize the need was much bigger than they ever imagined. The community need for food continued to rise at an astounding rate, and has not let up.  At The Giving Plate we purpose to serve our guests with compassion and hospitality, and we are intentional in our efforts to remove the "clinical experience" of entering a food bank.