15 for 15

Campaign

Connecting Kids to Meals has been feeding hungry kids in need for 15 years. Our mission is to provide hot, healthy meals to kids in low-income and underserved areas of our community. We partner with schools, churches, after school programs, libraries, and other community organizations who serve kids. We increase access to hot, healthy meals so that kids can concentrate and learn at their maximum capacity. We have served over 5 million meals to kids in our area.

From October 12th through the 26th, we will celebrate our 15 years of service with our 15 for 15 Campaign. Our goals are to

1. Raise awareness with reaching 1,500+ more new people and
2. Raise funds to continue to support our Summer and After School Meal Programs to feed hungry kids in need.

Over 30,000 kids face hunger every day in our community!

Anyone, and everyone, can get involved in the 15 for 15 Campaign by making a donation, participating in the 15 days of activities and spreading the word about the important work being done by Connecting Kids to Meals. Every dollar is an investment in the future of our children. Check out all of the incredible ways you can help us celebrate.

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Download our official 15 for 15 sign (PDF)! Take a selfie or a video of yourself holding the sign and post it to our Facebook page.

Want to Help?

There are still unreached children in our community. You can make a difference.

Donate Note: If you want to set up a recurring payment, you must use a PayPal account, not a credit card.

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15 for 15 Donation Card (PDF)

Calendar of Events

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Friendly Fork Food Truck 11:00 am
Friendly Fork Food Truck @ St. Luke's Hospital Foundation
Oct 12 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Support the Friendly Fork Food Truck Event at St. Luke’s Hospital Foundation from 11 am to 1:30 pm and visit the Connecting Kids to Meals display area. The food truck is donating 50% of the food sales to the Foundation, who then is donating this to purchase equipment that Connecting Kids to Food needs.
15 for 15 Campaign Kick-Off 5:00 pm
15 for 15 Campaign Kick-Off @ Cherry Street Mission Ministry's Life Revitalization Center
Oct 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for the 15 for 15 Campaign kickoff. Invite 15 friends to donate or take part in the event. Collect 15 names/contact information and provide to Wendi Huntley.
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Like the CKM Facebook page!
Like the CKM Facebook page!
Oct 13 all-day
“Like” the CKM Facebook page and encourage family and friends to do the same. Post a video of yourself saying “Fight Hunger” in sign language and you could get a “share”!
Leadership Toledo Breakfast 7:00 am
Leadership Toledo Breakfast @ Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel
Oct 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
We will encourage attendees to say “Fight Hunger” and hold our “Fight Against Hunger” sign. You could be included on the Connecting Kids to Meals Facebook page! Register on the official event site: http://www.leadershiptoledo.org/breakfast/
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Tell 15 people about hunger stats in our community
Tell 15 people about hunger stats in our community
Oct 15 all-day
Tell 15 people about hunger stats in our community and the 15 For 15 Campaign; encourage them to donate. Read hunger stats here.
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Wear Orange!
Wear Orange!
Oct 16 all-day
Wear an orange piece of clothing to support the 15 For 15 Campaign. Encourage high-profile friends and colleagues to do the same, and to donate to the campaign.
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Tell two people about hunger stats
Tell two people about hunger stats
Oct 17 all-day
Tell two people about hunger statistics in our community. Read hunger stats here.
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Tell two people about hunger stats
Tell two people about hunger stats
Oct 18 all-day
Tell two people about hunger statistics in our community. Read hunger stats here.
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Attend Little Boo at the Zoo 10:00 am
Attend Little Boo at the Zoo @ Toledo Zoo
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Connecting Kids to Meals is partnering with Mercy Health. We’ll give away special items at this event! Purchase tickets from the official event site: https://www.toledozoo.org/little-boo-at-the-zoo
Eat at Potbelly to Support CKM 5:00 pm
Eat at Potbelly to Support CKM @ Potbelly
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Support Connecting Kids to Meals by eating at the Talmadge location ofPotbelly Sandwich Shop today! 15% of revenues will go to the 15 for 15 Campaign. No coupon needed, and anyone who walks in counts. Talmadge location: 4038 Talmadge Rd Toledo, OH 43623 An alternative way to participate: eat a salad as a healthy alternative and post a selfie. Remember ... Read More
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Post a picture of you holding our “Fighting Hunger!” sign
Post a picture of you holding our “Fighting Hunger!” sign
Oct 20 all-day
Take and post (or send) video of you holding our “Fighting Hunger!” sign. You can download the sign here: http://www.connectingkidstomeals.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/10825.FNL-Flyer.pdf. Post to Facebook and tag Connecting Kids to Meals!
Tent City
Tent City @ Civic Center Mall
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
If caring for those on the streets is something you feel called to do, this is the place to do it. http://1matters.org/tentcity/
Attend Little Boo at the Zoo 10:00 am
Attend Little Boo at the Zoo @ Toledo Zoo
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Connecting Kids to Meals is partnering with Mercy Health. We’ll give away special items at this event! Purchase tickets from the official event site: https://www.toledozoo.org/little-boo-at-the-zoo
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Partner with Mercy Health at Toledo Zoo’s Pumpkin Path 10:00 am
Partner with Mercy Health at Toledo Zoo’s Pumpkin Path @ Toledo Zoo
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
We will partner with Mercy Health to distribute items at the Pumpkin Path at the Toledo Zoo. Purchase tickets at the official event site here: https://www.toledozoo.org/pumpkin-path
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Eat a healthy meal
Eat a healthy meal
Oct 22 all-day
Eat a healthy meal today and post a picture to promote healthy eating.
Watch “A Place at the Table”
Watch “A Place at the Table”
Oct 22 all-day
“A Place at the Table” Documentary: http://www.takepart.com/place-at-the-table/index.html The film is available on Netflix. Let us know what you think of it by posting a comment on social media and mentioning Connecting Kids to Meals.
Partner with Mercy Health at Toledo Zoo’s Pumpkin Path 10:00 am
Partner with Mercy Health at Toledo Zoo’s Pumpkin Path @ Toledo Zoo
Oct 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
We will partner with Mercy Health to distribute items at the Pumpkin Path at the Toledo Zoo. Purchase tickets at the official event site here: https://www.toledozoo.org/pumpkin-path
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Forgo buying your lunch; donate instead
Forgo buying your lunch; donate instead
Oct 23 all-day
The few dollars that you save by packing a lunch instead of buying out can feed a hungry child. Remember to post a selfie of you eating your healthy lunch and tagging Connecting Kids to Meals.
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Panera Fundraising Night 4:00 pm
Panera Fundraising Night @ Panera Bread
Oct 24 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Panera Fundraising Night @ Panera Bread | Holland | Ohio | United States
Eat at Panera during the times listed and show the employees this flyer for a portion of proceeds to go to Connecting Kids to Meals. Download the event flyer PDF: http://connectingkidstomeals.beta.threadgroup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/Panera-flyer.pdf
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Attend Boys & Girls Club event
Attend Boys & Girls Club event
Oct 25 all-day
CKM Board Members will hand out after school snacks. There is a limit of 10 volunteers for each location, and we will be at all 4 locations. http://www.bgctoledo.org/locations   Please contact Wendi Huntley at wendi@connectingkidstomeals.org to RSVP for a volunteer slot. http://www.bgctoledo.org/  
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15 for 15 Campaign End Event
15 for 15 Campaign End Event @ Promenade Park Toledo
Oct 26 all-day
Attend the 15 For 15 Campaign End event in partnership with ProMedica (at Promenade Park). Remember to wear orange! There will be a packing event and we’ll take a community photo.
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Our Partners

STARS Community Learning Centers

ProMedica

St. Luke's Hospital Foundation

Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Boys & Girls Clubs of Toledo

Mercy Health

Panera Bread

Toledo Public Schools

The City of Toledo

YMCA of Greater Toledo

 
 

Don’t miss this opportunity to help feed kids who need our help!

You can help us fulfill our mission.

The fulfillment of our mission to feed hungry kids cannot be accomplished on our own. We need your help. We can’t do it alone.

Please consider donating your time or resources to help us. Over 30,000 kids face hunger in our area. With your help, we can fight child hunger and impact the lives of those who often times can’t help themselves.

Donating

Connecting Kids to Meals serves meals to thousands of children per day. We are a longstanding and trusted community partner.

Please help us reach more hungry children with a financial donation. Your gift will help reduce child hunger, stabilize and strengthen families, as well as transform a community.

Contact us at 419.720.1106 or info@connectingkidstomeals.org.

Our Partners

Our work would be impossible without support from our partners.

Our Partners

Volunteering

Volunteer support is vitally important to our operations. While we have our staff personnel and volunteers who serve on our Board of Trustees, we nonetheless need volunteers to help with serving meals to kids, packaging meals, assisting our administrative staff, or even helping out with our events. If you are interested in helping, please complete the form below:

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