Feeding Our Community For More Than 50 Years
THE Kitchen serves the Wichita Falls community by meeting nutritional requirements while providing complementary services to those in need.
The Kitchen has been feeding the hungry in Wichita Falls for more than 50 years now! We are called THE Kitchen because we provide delicious and nutritious meals for four wonderful programs in the community: The Red Door, The Green Door, Meals on Wheels, and Kid’s Café. THE Kitchen is located at 1000 Burnett, at the Red Door Activity Center. The Red Door is where it all began…
In 1965, The Church of The Good Shepherd provided a building behind its place of worship for seniors of the Wichita Falls community to meet, but it was difficult to find. So, they painted the door red and directions were to "go down the alley to the red door." We kept the name and today the Red Door Senior Center houses our main offices and is still a place to enjoy a delicious lunch and fellowship.
On May 15, 1967, the seniors, along with the help of several community leaders, founded Senior Citizens Services of North Texas, and acquired the Temple of Israel Synagogue located directly across the street, which became the new Red Door Senior Center.
Over the years, Senior Citizens Services of North Texas has made significant changes to provide more meals, activities and services to ensure a viable and healthy senior community throughout Wichita Falls. In October 2009, the Red Door moved to its current location next door to the Synagogue in the former Social Security Administration building at the corner of 1000 Burnett.
Also in 2009, the organization developed a strategic partnership to ensure that not only the seniors, but the children of Wichita Falls, never go hungry. Due to this partnership, Senior Citizens Services of North Texas changed its name in 2011 to become more encompassing, to simply, The Kitchen.
In 2017, we received the Torch Award for Ethics by the Better Business Bureau, in the Non-Profit Category. We are honored to be chosen, knowing this award assures the community that THE Kitchen lives up to a high standard of ethics in all areas.
Today, The Kitchen's mission is to provide "nutritious meals and complementary services" to the citizens of Wichita Falls. We welcome you to tour our site, to learn more about our programs, and contact us for more information at:
1000 Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
P.O. Box 1655
Wichita Falls, TX 76307
Meals on Wheels
1008 Burnett Street
Wichita Falls, TX 76301