Connecting Kids to Meals launches campaign and expands services

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) – Connecting Kids to Meals has launched a new campaign to raise money to feed kids this summer, including the weekends, called the Children First Relief Fund. “This fund is designed to help us raise dollars to pay for weekend meals for kids for the entire summer,” Wendi Huntley, President and CEO of Connecting Kids to Meals, said. … Read More

Wendi Huntley Continues to Connect the Toledo Area Kids to Meals

We want to thank The Truth for taking time to publish this article and special thank you to Fletcher Ward. In our fast-paced world, many seek position and power rather than opportunities for humble service.  Wendi Huntley, president of Connecting Kids to Meals, is a shining example of how leaders can also be servants within their own community. Connecting Kids … Read More

CKM Partners With United Way

The United Way of Greater Toledo is teaming up with community partners to provide meals to school-aged children while schools in Ohio are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Connecting Kids to Meals is working to create 15 sites throughout the county where parents and guardians can pick up meals. Additionally, the organization will distribute 12,000 weekend snack bags. These … Read More

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