In 1980, Fr.
Bernie Boff and a group of dedicated
volunteers met a need by starting to feed their
neighbors at the former St.
Teresa of Avila Parish on Dorr Street. Some
of those original volunteers still work at Claver
House to serve the poor and hungry among us.
Years later, the ministry moved
into the basement of the rectory at St.
Martin de Porres Parish. A diverse,
dedicated, ever changing group of volunteers
continues to feed hungry clients. We are an all
volunteer organization. Our volunteers
dedicate one day a week to prepare and serve a hot
meal for the needy in the Swayne Field
neighborhood. Our volunteers come from all
over metro Toledo and represent Catholic and
non-Catholic faiths. Through the generosity of
many businesses, Catholic parishes, Catholic
schools, and many loving friends, we are able to
to live Jesus' words: "feed my people." The need,
unfortunately, never ends.