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Tackle hunger with NBC 24's Souper Bowl of Caring
benefiting Connecting Kids to Meals and 
Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank


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Connecting Kids to Meals has started serving meals at new times! Please check out the green button for Updated Meal Locations and Times! Follow us on Facebook for current alerts and events! 

Connecting Kids to Meals will continue to be serving Free Meals to Kids, ages 18 and under, all around the community. Requirements have changed and all kids must eat meals at the location they are served. Please join us at one of our locations and enjoy a hot meal!

If you are interested in partnering with us, please click on the green button below (Meal Program Enrollment Forms). Sign up forms and flyers are available to download directly from our page.

If you are interested in volunteering your time or donating to our non-profit organization, please click on the Take Action tab at the top of the page.

In our warehouse and at each one of our distribution sites, Connecting Kids to Meals is observing all CDC, State, County, and Local directives regarding health and safety practices to protect employees and the public.

CACFP Afterschool Meal Program Enrollment Forms
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Click the Link below to access the application! Please fill out the application  and bring it in to our warehouse between 9am and 4pm! 
CKM Application for Employment

Thank You For Helping Us Reach Our Goal!

  • Every donation is being matched by our hunger action superheroes and match partners!
  • By reaching our goal, you've ensured that kids in our community have the healthy Afterschool meals.
  • There's always still time to get involved as a donor, volunteer, or help us spread the word!

Connecting Kids to Meals Receives USDA’s Turnip the Beet Bronze Award

Let’s Celebrate! Connecting Kids to Meals was awarded the Turnip the Beet Bronze Award by U.S. Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) for its Summer Meal Program to feed thousands of kids. FNS awarded 84 summer meal sponsors nationwide with Turnip the Beet awards in 2021. There were only 4 Ohio organizations and CKM was one of them!

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Thank you to Kripke Enterprises!

Thank you to every Kripke employee who supported the Metals for Meals campaign during September in honor of Hunger Action Month. These funds will have a HUGE impact on our community!


Your change can change the lives of hungry kids in our community.

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Our Mission

The mission of Connecting Kids to Meals (formerly, Feed Lucas County Children) is to provide hot, nutritious meals at no cost to children in low-income and underserved areas throughout the entire year. As a nonprofit organization, we fulfill this mission by partnering with community locations where kids gather during the summer months and throughout the academic year. Since we began operating in 2002, we have served over 6 million meals to hungry kids in need.

Ways To Give

There are several ways to support Connecting Kids to Meals quickly and easily! Find out which way is most convenient for you.

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By the Numbers


Over
7000000
Total Meals Served since 2002
In 2021
776000
nutritious, hot meals served by Connecting Kids to Meals
Partner Programs
185
nonprofits, schools, churches, and other organizations served

Get more facts about Hunger in Our Community.

25th Annual YWCA Milestones: A Tribute to Women

We are proud to have our very own Wendi Huntley, Connecting Kids to Meals President, honored at this years Milestones: A Tribute to Women live virtual event.

If you  missed hearing the amazing stories of some of Northwest Ohio's most engaging and influential women and learn from their vast experience in philanthropy, corporate leadership, the arts, education, government, social services and science, click the link below.

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