Helping Hands of St. Louis Outreach Center

Helping Hands of St. Louis Outreach Center, located at 443 Sixth St., Toledo, Ohio, serves low income and homeless families and individuals.  The outreach center includes a soup kitchen, food pantry and clothing center.  Additional services include hygiene products, homeless kits and hot showers.

Since 1982, Helping Hands has served more than 1.5 million meals to people in need.  An average of 350 meals are now served each day, Monday through Friday, through the generosity of local community members and businesses and through the dedication of our volunteer teams.

Our Mission

Helping Hands of St. Louis is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving hot nutritious meals for all who come to our doors.  We strive to acknowledge the dignity of each and every person by assisting with a smile, an embrace, or a material or a spiritual need.

Our Philosophy

We welcome everyone who comes to our doors for a warm meal.We never ask questions of eligibility, religious affiliation or residency.  We want to provide a refuge for those who have no place to go … who are hungry and looking for someone with whom to talk.  We try to stress the importance of the person and the need for human dignity.

Know Someone Who is in Need?

Please contact Helping Hands for more information:

Helping Hands of St. Louis
443 Sixth Street Toledo, OH 43605

Phone: 419-691-0613
Fax: 419-697-4223

Read More about the Clients and Services at Helping Hands:


Volunteers at Helping Hands dedicate their time and efforts to clothe many struck by hard times In the neatly organized aisles of the old St. Louis church in East Toledo, clients look through long racks of clothes sorted... Read more


On Saturday, August 2, Helping Hands of St. Louis held its 11th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser.  The day was filled with laughter and comradery as 18 teams of four played on the beautiful greens at Bedford Hills Golf Club in Temperance,... Read more


It’s an exciting day for the Diocese of Toledo.  Today, it was announced that Pope Francis appointed Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas as the eighth Bishop of Toledo.  “What a blessing to now call you my family of faith and to call Ohio my... Read more

 Learn More:


"For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me..." (Matthew 25:35-36)

Our Mission

Catholic Charities makes real the love that God has for each individual person regardless of their faith or background by serving the poor, speaking for and assisting the neglected and forgotten, respecting and promoting life from beginning to end and nurturing and supporting individuals and families.