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

Though we are quiet about what we do, others do share their feelings about the kitchen with us.

MLK Kitchen For the Poor has provided an extremely valuable and necessary service to our community for 45 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