The MLK Kitchen for the Poor has been feeding the hungry with love, compassion and respect since 1969. From summer meals for children to meal deliveries for area shut-ins, the Toledo organization plays an important role in providing basic needs services to those in our community.
It’s for this reason that ProMedica is a proud partner with the organization, as the conditions in which people are born, live, learn, and work have a significant impact on their overall health. “The healthcare industry…must return to its charitable roots of more than a century ago, when hospitals were community pillars concerned with basic public health needs and overall health and welfare,” said Randy Oostra, ProMedica CEO and President, in a recent paper that addressed population health.
The MLK Kitchen for the Poor makes a significant impact, serving more than 200 people daily in a neighborhood where the average annual household income is $5,500. For a glimpse of the organization’s work and impact, view the video below.