Putting Children First

Connecting Kids to Meals has set a goal of raising $125,000 for our Children First Relief Fund to ensure that we put children first, feeding more than 5,000 hungry kids every weekend from late May until August.

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Because COVID-19 continues to be a health concern, Connecting Kids to Meals will continue to provide healthy meals for the kids at no cost throughout the summer. These meals will be distributed from locations throughout our service area Monday thru Friday. Please click the button below for a complete list of sites and serving times.  We will be distributing weekend meal packets on Fridays.  Parents, please use the map located on Summer Meal page(under Our Work)  to find a location near you. Anyone interested in volunteering please go to  www.feedtoledokids.org. Please consider making a donation through our website.

**Please be advised that  Governor DeWine has ordered schools closed thru the end of the 2019/20 school year.


Thank You, Emergency Funders!

Week Day Meal Program
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fifth Third Bank
Owens Corning
Rite Aid Foundation
Toledo Rotary Club Foundation, Youth Committee
Savage & Associates
Lucas County Auditor, Anita Lopez
Lucas County Prosecutor, Julia Bates
Buckeye Health
Dave’s Running Shop
Mansour Wealth Management
NiSource Foundation
Haddix Family Fund

Weekend Meal Program
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fifth Third Bank
City of Toledo/Mayor’s Office
Greater NWO CIO NW Building & Construction Trades Council
Toledo Federation of Teachers
Mercy Health
The Andersons/The Andersons Charitable Foundation
Toledo Refining Company 
United Way of Greater Toledo

In our warehouse and at each one of our distribution sites Connecting Kids to Meals is observing all of the CDC, State, County, and Local directives regarding social distancing, wearing gloves, wearing masks, washing hands and/or using hand sanitizer and observing all health and safety practices to protect employees and the public.  This COVID-19 crisis is an uncertain and unprecedented time. We want you to know we are doing all that we can to do our part.


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


Locations All Across Greater Toledo and NW Ohio.

More than 185 sites have generously opened their doors to alleviate hunger for kids in northwest Ohio. Our goal is to reach every hungry kid in every neighborhood.

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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New Community Partner

Connecting Kids to Meals is thrilled to announce our partnership with Taylor Automotive Group. To all the folks at Taylor, thank you for sharing in our mission to provide low-income and under-served kids with nutritious meals!

By the Numbers

Total Meals Served since 2002
In 2019
nutritious, hot meals served by Connecting Kids to Meals
Partner Programs
nonprofits, schools, churches, and other organizations served

Get more facts about Hunger in Our Community.

Meals Matter!

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