Toni’s Kitchen Goes Green!

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Toni’s Kitchen’s meal service just keeps getting better. We’re pleased to say that we are now using reusable dinnerware.  We’ve moved away from serving on Styrofoam plates and bowls and coffee cups, plastic tableware, and disposable drinking glasses. That means some 250 table settings a week (13,000 a year!) are being replaced by utilizing real…

Saluting Our Volunteers

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April is National Volunteer Appreciation Month.  At Toni’s Kitchen, volunteers are the heart and soul of our kitchen and our mission.  More than 300 members of the community work with Toni’s Kitchen to cook, clean, and serve meals, plan fundraising events, pick up food donations at local businesses, assist in our office, help with outreach,…

Toni’s Annual Fundraiser at Halcyon Draws Big Crowd

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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…