Toni’s Kitchen Garden Is Growing Strong!

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At Toni’s Kitchen, we have our own small but productive garden that we use to grow vegetables and herbs to add to the meals for our guests.  Tonia Stigeler, a volunteer at Toni’s Kitchen, is working in the garden along with volunteers Delaynie Cusick and Mike Gorman. The space for our garden has been donated…

Reiki Master Martha Jackman-Bivas to Host Charity Event for Toni’s

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Martha Jackman, who runs the new “gentle exercise” program at Toni’s Kitchen, will be hosting a fundraiser for Toni’s on Sunday, August 24, from 3-5 pm, at Edgemont Park.  All the proceeds for the event will go to Toni’s Kitchen.  Martha, who is an Occupational Therapist and Reiki Master/Teacher, will conduct a reiki class in the…

Partners For Health Donation to Toni’s Kitchen for Empty Bowls

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Last week, Partners for Health presented Toni’s Kitchen with a donation check for our recent Empty Bowls project.  Partners for Health matched the amount of money raised during the fundraiser.  The total was $5,586! Thanks to Partners for Health and the Empty Bowls project team for their generous donation to Toni’s! You can learn more…

Volunteer Profile: Tonia Stigeler

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Tonia Stigeler has been volunteering at Toni’s Kitchen every Saturday for about a year.  She’s a native of Montclair, and she says she wanted to give back to her hometown.  Fellow Toni’s Kitchen volunteer Mike Reitman told her about Toni’s.In addition to working in the kitchen and on special events, Tonia is also doing a…

TK Volunteer Florence McAlvanah Wins Award

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Florence McAlvanah, Toni’s Kitchen volunteer and Advisory Committee member, has been named Hospice Director of the Year by the New Jersey State Hospice and Palliative Care Organization.  Florence has led the Atlantic Hospice team (part of the Atlantic Health System)  for over 10 years, after more than 20 years of oncology experience at Mountainside Hospital,…