We offer hope and acceptance to those in need, keeping in mind the dignity of all persons.
We help anyone who walks through our doors, regardless of age, sex, religion, political beliefs or race. We feed the homeless and those with low incomes. We provide hope where there seems to be none.
We deliver meals to the elderly and area shut-ins.
Meals for summer vacation
We serve hot meals to neighborhood children during summer vacation.
Ingredients for home cooking
We provide ingredients for food-stamp recipient families to prepare meals at home.
Essentials for our community
We provide clothing, toys, counseling and support for the immediate community.
Extra help for the holidays
We help needy families with meals during the holidays.
Christmas gifts for the whole family
We match “adoptive” families with needy families to provide gifts for Christmas.
Christmas gifts for children
We provide Christmas gifts to children.
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Learn about hunger
Recognizing that local hunger has global effects, we do what we can to feed the hungry.
- One out of six Americans does not have access to enough food
- 16 million children are living in food-insecure households
- The lack of adequate nutrition affects the cognitive and behavioral development of children.
- Children from food-insecure households are more likely to suffer from irritability, fatigue and difficulty concentrating than those who have adequate nutrition.
Based on statistics from Feeding America
“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for the minds and dignity, equality and freedom for their spirits.”Martin Luther King, Jr., American Civil Rights Leader
Let the work continue
To help keep the kitchen open, we've created some fun events for our supporters to enjoy.
Our bowling fundraiser is held each Fall. Teams of supporters donate to play — and tell us they love it.
Held each Spring, this beautiful evening event gives our friends and supporters an opportunity to put on their finest and come out for the kitchen.
The kitchen has a lot of friends who hold impromptu fundraisers throughout the year at various venues throughout the Toledo area.
In their words
Our clients are the reason we're here. We'll let them share their experiences at the kitchen with you.
I am blessed. With my illness, it’s not easy. I count on the people at the kitchen to help me out every day. They make me feel loved and appreciated so I don’t feel isolated. I appreciate them and thank God for them every day.Cecelia
“I don’t know where I’d be without the help the kitchen gave us”
Willie Ward, Sr., principal of Martin Luther King, Jr., Academy for Boys in Toledo, is clear: the two biggest influences on his life to date are his mother and Martin Luther King, Jr...
Miss Henrietta and all the people at the kitchen have been so welcoming to us. We have been homeless and living in a shelter for a while. We always feel respected and loved when we come to the kitchen.Jeff
I’ve been coming here for a long time. I don’t know what I would do without the kitchen. It’s a place where I don’t have to go hungry. I can count on coming here to get a decent lunch and whatever else they give.Joe