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United Way of Greater Toledo

424 Jackson Street

Toledo, OH 43604

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United Way is excited to be partnering with Connecting Kids to Meals for our inaugural United We Eat event! For this event, volunteers will be packing 2,000 weekend meals to distribute to food insecure kids around NW Ohio. Along with this, we will be hosting local food trucks in our parking lot. These food trucks are not only dedicated to serving you delicious food, but also helping alleviate childhood hunger. A portion of the food truck proceeds will be donated to Connecting Kids to Meals to help achieve their mission.

The event will take place on Friday, June 21 from 11:00 – 1:30 at United Way of Greater Toledo. The lunch build will take part inside our building on the main floor while the food trucks will be located in our visitor parking lot. Join us to pack an impact during your lunch break!

*Please note: our parking lot will be unavailable for visitor parking during this day. We highly recommend walking to the event or carpooling with coworkers.

ABOUT THE ISSUE: While kids are excited to be out of school and done with the stress of homework, the unforunate reality is that many stress about not having enough to eat. Summer months are especially worrisome for food insecure households, because children can no longer reap the benefits of after-school food programs.

More than 13 million children in the United States live with food insecurity and hunger as a close companion. Out of that number, nearly 700,000 kids in Ohio are hungry, and one in four kids in Lucas County do not have reliable access to food. Food insecurity is especially detrimental during the developmental years of childhood as these children are more likely to struggle academically, experience developmental impairments, and develop social and behavioral problems.

ABOUT CONNECTING KIDS TO MEALS: Connecting Kids to Meals provides the region’s children with balanced, healthy, and hot meals at no cost. Feeding children 18 years old and younger, we advocate for the victims of food insecurity. The organization has served 180 nonprofits, schools, churches, and other organizations and has delivered 500,000 hot, nutritious meals in 2018.

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