Karen’s Kitchen Cares

Karen has always believed in giving back to the community she grew up in. For the past 20+ years, Karen has been giving back through her program called “Karen’s Kitchen Cares”.

As the owner of Karen’s Kitchen & Catering, Karen Erinfolami understands the impact a good plate of food can have on someone. Karen constantly donates food to the Transitions Homeless Shelter in Columbia South Carolina, The Salvation Army, and will frequent local parks to feed the homeless as well.

Karen also donates clothes, shoes, and coats to the homeless. During the school year, she donates school supplies to the surrounding areas.

Karen loves giving back to the community that inspired her to follow her dreams of being a business owner. She started an annual, and free, Thanksgiving dinner for the community who helped her grow up to be the inspirational leader she is today.  This annual event provides free meals to the residents in assisted living facilities, health care workers, military personnel, and all first responders. This event is also open to anyone in the community who has a hard time providing a Thanksgiving dinner.  This yearly event is held on Thanksgiving Day. It is on its 6th year and counting.

Karen continues to give back to her community by making a 10% donation to local schools and The United Ways of the Midlands. She also does counseling and mentoring of young kids in the community; as well as aspiring new business owners to reach for the stars.

There is no doubt that giving back to the community is part of Karen’s way of life and an integral part of who she is.

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Karen’s Mobile Kitchen came to our neighborhood yesterday. I can’t say enough good about the service we received. Everyone loved the food and we want to have her back again! 5 stars from me!

- Will L.


Ms. Karen catered our Employee Appreciation lunch and everything was excellent! The service was top notch and the food was terrific!

- Melanie M.


Home cooking with a smile and warm friendly lady and family! Everything we had was delicious!!! Can’t wait for the next time their food truck comes to our neighborhood!

- Meredith G.


Mrs. Karen and her husband saved our event…. and came through at the last minute even though they had another event scheduled for early the next morning… they brought a menu and food that all you saw and heard was heads bowed with fingers and mouths moving. She will forever be TOP on our list!!!

- Carmen Y.


I wish I had a picture of the delicious food that I got at the concert Sunday… But it was so good, I didn’t even think about taking a picture of it before I ate it. Karen is so professional I have complete trust in everything she serves. Fried okra, seasoned fries, chicken tenders!

- Kim C.