Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor honors icon’s message, history

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TOLEDO, Ohio — For more than 50 years, the Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor in south Toledo offered free meals to the community. But the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the operation for two years.

Now, the kitchen is back open. And for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, over 100 people gathered in the Lo Salem Baptist Church, which is connected to the Kitchen for the Poor, to remember and celebrate what King marched for.

“We want to have a rainbow again. We want to have whites, blacks, browns, all of us coming together to enjoy each other and to really bring our country back together,” Harvey Savage Jr., the executive director of the Kitchen for the Poor, said.

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