Gracie’s Kitchen began serving seven dinner guests in September of 2009 as a 501c3 entity under the Homeless Coalition of Nassau County Florida umbrella. With a fully equipped and certified kitchen, separate dining room, and storage area, Gracie’s Kitchen serves single mothers, families, senior citizens, military veterans, the homeless, and the working poor of the Yulee area. Supported by private donations, USDA foods, and Farm Share, the kitchen serves 3,000-3,500 dinners per month. Open four days a week to serve guests, this kitchen functions with 17 volunteer teams from various churches and organizations throughout the county. These teams cook, serve and help maintain this facility, which has been generously donated to this cause by the local school board.