What A Night!

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Supporters of Toni’s Kitchen turned out in droves on Monday, March 23, at Halcyon Restaurant in Montclair for our annual fundraiser.  This year’s theme was celebrating our relationships with local partners in the fight against hunger.  The outstanding partners of Toni’s Kitchen that were recognized at the event were HOMECorp, Mental Health Association of Essex County,…

Who Are Our Guests? Toni’s Kitchen Releases New Survey

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In 2014, Toni’s Kitchen Advisory Committee member and longtime volunteer Pat Moulton, in collaboration with Claire Bonesteel, a Montclair High School student and summer volunteer, put together a survey questionnaire to learn more about the guests served by Toni’s Kitchen.  The survey explored why our guests come to Toni’s, what services they use, and how…

Backpack Food Program for Tutoring Students

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Toni’s Kitchen is now participating in a new outreach program to supply healthy food to students at a local tutoring program.  Students taking part in the weekly program receive a backpack full of nutritious staples that they can use to make meals throughout the week.   The tutoring program is for low-income families.  Each backpack…

Toni’s Kitchen Reaches Out To Families

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Poverty in families can be especially devastating.  Toni’s Kitchen connects with low-income families through tutoring programs, mentoring and counseling groups, and summer camps.  By providing food at these gatherings, we help improve family nutrition while preserving respects and dignity. In 2014, Toni’s served 5,940 meals through these community programs. In addition, 1200 backpacks, containing healthy…