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.
Being involved in the kitchen means so much to me on so many levels. I have always tried to give back to this community which I love, and the kitchen gives me a wonderful conduit to do so. Being present and participating in meals and in the various events at the kitchen really makes me appreciate the wonderful community the kitchen serves as well as the history and the importance of the kitchen in the area. The appreciation and warmth of the people who walk through the doors are incredible and humbling. The kitchen has become a very important and vital part of my life for which I am very grateful.Sue Wright, Business Banking Client Manager, The Huntington National Bank, and board vice president, pictured here with Executive Director Harvey Savage, Jr.