Toni’s Kitchen Supports Hunger Action Month

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September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America and promotes ways for individuals everywhere to get involved with the movement to solve…

Watchung School Garden Donates to Toni’s Kitchen

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Toni’s Kitchen  was very proud this week to receive a gift of tomatoes from the Watchung School garden.  Jack Roselund (in photo), one of the Watchung students who helped tend the garden, delivered the tomatoes to Toni’s.  They will be used as part of today’s meal for our guests.  Thanks to Jack and all the…

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…

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,…