Feeding the hungry with love, compassion and respect since 1969.

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We are welcoming.

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 are respectful.

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 community.

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 are necessary.

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.

What people are saying about MLK Kitchen

We are quiet about what we do, that's true. We're grateful others feel comfortable sharing their feelings about the kitchen with us.

My favorite kitchen events are the holiday meals. Though every day is a great day at the kitchen, to see and be part of the fellowship, friendship and service during the holidays is an amazing feeling. To know what the kitchen has meant to so many in the area for so many years and give my time to help that continue is indescribable. The opportunity to connect with residents and community partners, witness the care and passion of the staff, and be part of something so vital to the surrounding neighborhood and larger community has been an honor and a wonderful way to give back.

Kendra Smith, Executive Director, Preferred Properties, Inc., and Kitchen board member, pictured here with fellow board member, Reginald Temple