About Us

Our Community PlaceOur Community Place (OCP) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. A community-centered, grassroots project, OCP emerged from the Free Food for All Soup Kitchen held at the Little Grill Restaurant every Monday from 1992 to 2008.

OCP incorporated in 1999 and then, in 2001, purchased the building and property at 17 E. Johnson Street in Harrisonburg, VA. For seven and a half years, the building was renovated as funds and volunteer labor allowed.

Finally, on August 18, 2008, due to persistence, patience, faith, and an enormous amount of help from countless individuals, church groups, and contractors, OCP opened the community center with no mortgage or debt, welcoming anyone in the world!

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