Get Involved

As a result of the current economic downturn, the need for assistance in our area has grown significantly, putting additional strain on our organization and our effort to maintain its necessary services.

With your help, we can continue to reach out to families and individuals of all ages and provide them with the support they need to improve their lives. Please consider volunteering or making a donation, with the knowledge that any amount will directly affect the lives of your fellow Toledoans.

Ways to Get Involved


The Kitchen operates with a paid staff of three, with salaries that are only partially supported by the City of Toledo. Supplemental staffing is provided by local volunteers, participants in the Welfare-to-Work program and individuals involved in community service as part of court settlements.

We welcome the support of anyone who has the time and commitment to spare. To sign up for one of our many volunteer positions, please complete our volunteer form by clicking the button below.




Your support is greatly appreciated. To donate your tax-deductible contribution to MLK Kitchen for the Poor online, use the button below to visit our PayPal payment system, or mail your donation to: MLK Kitchen for the Poor; 650 Vance Street; Toledo, Ohio; 43602

Donations and volunteers are needed year-round.


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