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Mobile Meals of Toledo assists area seniors with nutrition

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TOLEDO, Ohio — April is National Volunteer Month, the best time to highlight people making an outstanding difference in their community by simply giving their time for free.

Dale Pittman, a retired Toledo Public Schools teacher, is a longtime volunteer for Mobile Meals of Toledo. He said in this role he sees how hard it is for some people to get to a healthy meal, especially those who can’t leave their homes.

According to the National Council on Aging, 5.2 million seniors in the U.S. suffer from a lack of sufficient nutrition and balanced meals.

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Food truck owner brings community together with free meals on Thanksgiving Day

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TOLEDO, Ohio — Keith Henry, the owner of O’Henrys Kitchen OnWheels in Toledo, said when he was younger, unemployment became an ongoing burden for him. He started working at a factory, but for 11 years, he was missing out on his passion.

The COVID-19 pandemic pushed him to become his own boss and start cooking professionally.

“Cooking is one of the passions that I took up with my grandmother and I’ve been cooking for like 20 years,” Henry said. “I’ve always cooked dinners and took them to work and decided to jump into a food truck.”

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