Help Make Our Garden Grow!

20140607_095257

Toni’s Kitchen is looking for some help in our garden!  We are looking for anyone who is interested in volunteering to help us get ready for the growing season. We are also looking for help in building a fence for the garden.   Know anyone willing to donate time/talent?  We will cover cost of materials.…

Fresh Fruit & Veggies for Our Guests

fruits and vegetables 2

At Toni’s Kitchen, we work to make sure our guests receive the best nutrition possible with the meals we serve.  We emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables as we create our menus.  We follow the “My Plate” and USDA guidelines which call for 30% of the meal from vegetables and 20% from fruits.  We get fruits…

How Toni’s Kitchen Helps Our Guests

helping hands

At Toni’s Kitchen, we are all about improving the lives of our guests.  The work we do impacts the lives of the needy in our community every day. Andre (not his real name), one of our regular guests, works two jobs and has a long bus ride from one job to the other.  After eating…

Celebrating a Decade of Donations from Nicolo’s Bakery

Nicolos1

Nicolo’s Bakery on Baldwin Street in Montclair has donated fresh bread to Toni’s  Kitchen every week for 10 years! Toni’s Kitchen uses these gorgeous breads to make fresh garlic bread, toast croutons, make sandwiches for low income families in the community, and package up rolls for guests to take home.  The Italian rolls are a big favorite.  “I…

WMSC Podcast on Hunger in NJ Features Anne Mernin

WMSC Podcast Photo

WMSC, the radio station of Montclair State University, has produced a podcast about hunger in New Jersey that features our own Anne Mernin, Director of Outreach at Toni’s Kitchen.  Joining Anne on the podcast was Laura Sodano, Hunger Action Coordinator at the Community FoodBank of NJ and Diana Riley, Director of Advocacy at the Community FoodBank…