Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program

In March – National Nutrition Month – CKM encourages you to check out the amazing Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program! The program offers a special Giving Bag featuring a Giving Tag which allows shoppers to direct a $1 donation to qualifying non-profits. This is a great opportunity for Connecting Kids to Meals to raise money simply through the sale of a reusable shopping bag! Visit Fresh Thyme at 5105 Monroe Street and buy a few of the Giving Bags – the donations to straight us and helping local children!

And remember to spread the word – the more bags purchased, the bigger the donation is that goes directly toward feeding kids in need throughout Northwest Ohio.

For more information about the Fresh Thyme Giving Bag Program, visit


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.

Partner with Us

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 end of the year, 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 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.


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.

Our Partners

STARS Community Learning Centers


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.


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

Our Partners

Our work would be impossible without support from our partners.

Our Partners


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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