MLK Kitchen for the Poor hosts its annual Thanksgiving dinner

The Kitchen served an early meal.
Homeless receive a hot meal for Thanksgiving
Homeless receive a hot meal for Thanksgiving(Alexis Means)
Published: Nov. 25, 2020 at 6:23 PM EST
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) -Hundreds of people won’t have to worry about a hot meal for Thanksgiving. The Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor prepared its annual Thanksgiving meal with all the trimmings. There’s no dine in this year for thanksgiving dinner at the MLK Kitchen for the Poor. Hot meals were served with all the trimmings, but the meals were grab and go because of COVID-19. Chris Jones and his ten year son came early.

“We need this time right now going through a tough time in the community and everybody just needs support and love. So with every event that’s open and giving out food it shows that there are still people out there that love you and care for you even though it’s a tough going on right now.”

The kitchen prepared 200 meals. Clients must wear a mask, stand behind the red tape outside and the volunteer will hand them a dinner. Andrea Wright started coming to the kitchen a couple of months ago. She says hot meals and food boxes are helping her during these hard times.

“I’m homeless and this is what keeps me warm and feed,” said Andrea Wright.

The executive director of the nonprofit, Harvey Savage says they’ve seen an increase in need since the pandemic started.

“We are doing probably double what we were doing. We’re getting people from all the suburbs at which we didn’t before. So, we are seeing that which is so much different than what we are used to. I’m just thankful to be able to give,” said the executive director Harvey Savage.

He says he’s thankful for his donors. Business owner, Sheila Eason stopped by to drop off a donation.

“It’s all the more important for us to give when we are able to give to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to have a hot meal every day,” said business owner Sheila Eason.

Savage says he and his volunteers look forward to sitting down and fellowshipping together with their clients next year.

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