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  • 60,000 kids are without Free or Reduced Meals during the summer months.
  • CKM provides 90% of the summer meals to kids in NW Ohio.
  • Every $3 provides 12 meals for hungry kids right here in our community.
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Meal Sites and Serving TimesMap of Meal Sites and Serving Times

Connecting Kids to Meals is continuing to feed children in our community.
Welcome to our Summer Food Service Program! (May 31st through August 17th)
Connecting Kids to Meals will be serving Free Meals to Kids, ages 18 and under, all around the community. This summer, 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!

Click the green button above to view a list of our Summer Food Service Program locations. This list will be updated periodically as new locations are added.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please click on the Our Work tab at the top of the page and select Summer Meals. 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.

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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!

Connecting Kids to Meals is continuing to feed children in our community.
Welcome to our Summer Food Service Program! (May 31st through August 17th)
Connecting Kids to Meals will be serving Free Meals to Kids, ages 18 and under, all around the community. This summer, 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!

Click the green button below to view a list of our Summer Food Service Program locations. Click on the blue link to access a map of our Meal Sites to find a location near you! This list will be updated periodically as new locations are added.

If you are interested in partnering with us, please click on the Our Work tab at the top of the page and select Summer Meals. 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.

Click the button below for the list of locations and times.

Click Here To Learn More


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.

Watch The Replay