We accept all who walk in our door, up to 200 people a day, most days. We are always ready to lend a hand, to listen and to serve without judgment.
We know the people we serve have dignity – and pride. We honor them, and we are honored to serve them. If they want to talk, we listen.
We are proud to know that people consider us a part of their extended families. The kitchen is a family whose members watch out for one another.
We’d like to know a day will come when there would be no need for us. Until that day, we do what we feel called to do, and that is to feed the hungry.
The late Rev. Harvey Savage, Sr., established the kitchen in 1969 in response to the tremendous need he saw in his community. Located in Toledo’s central city, the kitchen feeds more than 200 people each day, including school children and the elderly.Learn More
We are quiet about what we do, that's true. We're grateful others feel comfortable sharing their feelings about the kitchen with us.
MLK Kitchen For the Poor has provided an extremely valuable and necessary service to our community for 48 years. To provide food is a basic human need, and MLK does it with care and compassion.Rodney O. Schuster, Executive Director Catholic Charities, Diocese of Toledo