Feeding the hungry with love, compassion and respect since 1969.

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We are welcoming.

We accept all who walk in our door, up to 200 people a day, most days. We are always ready to lend a hand, to listen and to serve without judgment.

We are respectful.

We know the people we serve have dignity – and pride. We honor them, and we are honored to serve them. If they want to talk, we listen.

We are community.

We are proud to know that people consider us a part of their extended families. The kitchen is a family whose members watch out for one another.

We are necessary.

We’d like to know a day will come when there would be no need for us. Until that day, we do what we feel called to do, and that is to feed the hungry.

What people are saying about MLK Kitchen

We are quiet about what we do, that's true. We're grateful others feel comfortable sharing their feelings about the kitchen with us.

There are not a lot of organizations, let alone nonprofit organizations, that stay around for this long. We have great community support that keeps us going. Just to have the opportunity to make an impact in the community where it’s needed has been a wonderful, rewarding experience.

Erica Parish, former chairperson for the Board of Direction