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                              FOR THE POOR


                           HON. MARCY KAPTUR

                                of ohio

                    in the house of representatives

                         Monday, April 29, 2019

  Ms. KAPTUR. Madam Speaker, I rise to recognize the fifty years of 
service the Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor has offered to the 
most vulnerable of Toledo, Ohio's citizens. Our community joined the 
organization in celebrating this milestone on Saturday, April 13, 2019 
in the midst of the Easter Season.
  In 1969, the late Reverend H.V. Savage, Sr. established the Kitchen 
to address the extraordinary need evident in his community. Located in 
one of the oldest and poorest neighborhoods in Toledo, the Kitchen for 
the Poor has grown into an anchor of the community. Each day, over 200 
meals are served in a neighborhood whose median income is $5,500 a 
year. Though its primary service is feeding the hungry through daily 
meals and groceries, meal delivery, summer meals and holiday meals, it 
also provides clothing, Christmas gifts, counseling and support for its 
  The stated mission of the Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor is 
that, ``We offer hope and acceptance to those in need, keeping in mind 
the dignity of all persons. We help anyone who walks through our doors, 
regardless of age, sex, religion, political beliefs or race. We feed 
the homeless and those with low incomes. We provide hope where there 
seems to be none.''
  Harvey Savage, Jr. has taken the mantle of his father's vision, 
serving the people food and hope. Truly, since its inception, the 
Martin Luther King Kitchen for the Poor has lived Christ's message of 
Love described in Matthew 25:40, ``Whatsover you do to the least of 
these my brothers, that you do unto Me.'' We congratulate the members 
and friends past and present for fifty years of dedicated service with 
dignity. Onward.