Toledo Walleye volunteer at CKM

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Connecting Kids To Meals provided Northwest Ohio children with 500,000 meals last year — an unattainable figure without help from the community. This afternoon, Toledo Walleye players and staff were doing their part down at the Monroe Street headquarters, packing food and condiments to go in full meal kits. CKM president Wendi Huntley says, “We’re so … Read More

Wendi Huntley, president of Connecting Kids To Meals, speaks with Moms Everyday

Toledo is blessed to have an agency that fights childhood hunger all year long. “We provide meals to our partners throughout the community, over 185 of them, during our after school programming hours and throughout the entire summer,” says Wendi Huntley, president of Connecting Kids to Meals. It takes a village to fight childhood hunger, and Connecting Kids to Meals … Read More

Toledo must feed its children

When Lyndon Johnson enlisted the nation’s help with the war on poverty, who would have believed — more than 50 years later — that so many children in the Toledo area would be going hungry? A quarter of Toledo’s population lives in poverty and Toledo Public Schools has the highest rate of homelessness in Ohio with nearly 3,000 homeless students. … Read More

Nonprofit fights childhood hunger in northwest Ohio

Childhood hunger in northwest Ohio is an ongoing and growing problem, one that Connecting Kids to Meals is trying to rectify. “Going hungry is a problem we should be able to solve,” said Wendi Huntley, the nonprofit’s president. “The core issue is that people don’t know there is a childhood hunger problem in our community.” The group is hosting an … Read More

Connecting Kids to Meals begins campaign to feed more Northwest Ohio kids

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) – More than 340,000 people do not have enough food right here in the 419 area code. That means one in five families are wondering what their next meal will be and where it will come from. One non-profit is expanding to better serve our community, especially the children. Read the full story and watch the video … Read More

Campaign begins to end childhood hunger

TOLEDO, Ohio (WNWO) — The Connecting Kids to Meals campaign kicked off on Thursday in Toledo at the Cherry Street Mission Ministries. The organization is celebrating 15 years of fighting childhood hunger. It’s teaming up with local businesses over the next 15 days. Connecting Kids to Meals has served more than five million meals in our area in the past … Read More

Local organizations work to help thousands of homeless Toledo children

TOLEDO (13abc Action News) – A recent report from the Ohio Department of Education shows the Toledo Public School District has the highest number of homeless students in the entire state. There are a lot of people working with various programs and shelters to help change that. The report shows there are about 2,700 homeless students in Toledo Public Schools.The … Read More

Feeding body and mind: Library helps feed kids in summer

Hunger does not stop in the summer. To feed youth in need, Toledo-based Connecting Kids to Meals works with 116 area sites that meet children where they are. Among those are 13 branches of the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library. Read the full story from the Toledo Blade:

Connecting Kids to Meals unveils new kitchen

More than 30-thousand kids in our area face hunger on a regular basis. Thanks to a partnership with Cherry Street Mission Ministries, Connecting Kids to Meals has a new state-of-the-art kitchen. It means more meals can be provided to kids in need. Reposted from 13abc.