Our Mission

To partner with our members and supporters in creating food security, building community, and providing a platform for personal development while affirming dignity.


Originally serving as the Georgia Avenue Community Ministry (GACM), Urban Recipe is an outgrowth of a 1990 initiative of Georgia Avenue Church. Under the direction of the founder, Rev. Chad Hale, GACM was separately incorporated in 2001, the primary focus being the formation of food cooperatives for low-income families. Our particular “urban recipe” creates food security in a way that affirms dignity while at the same time providing a sense of support and community for our members.

Urban Recipe has a rich history of working alongside communities to create cooperation, build community and honor the gifts, abilities and talents that people bring with them into Urban Recipe. Our desire is to work with people as opposed to “helping,” so that relationships are formed, community grows and people gain what they need as well as helping others to have the same.

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