Our Story

Joy’s Kitchen was started in 2012 in partnership with Westwoods Community Church.

Joy’s Kitchen was founded by Kathy Stanley and her Husband Nate Lockwood and their 4 Children, Phoenix, Meghan, Aiden and Sophia.

We are named in memory of Kathy’s beloved mother Joyce E. Ward who died in June of 2012. Joyce lead Kathy to her faith in Jesus during her lossing battle with Pancreatic Cancer.

Joyce Ellen Ward 1944-2012

Larry Stanley, Kathy’s Father soon joined in the efforts of Joy’s Kitchen and hand in hand this Father / Daughter team grew to develop food rescue and feed anyone in need.