A Toni’s Story — George

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George (not his real name) has been an on again off again guest at Toni’s Kitchen for a number of years.  We first met him after he became homeless and was living in his car. He told us he was estranged from his family.  In the dining room he kept mostly to himself, but would…

Toni’s Kitchen Garden is Growing Strong!

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The Toni’s Kitchen garden has undergone a complete renewal for this year’s planting season, thanks to the incredibly hard work of Max South.  Max is an Eagle Scout in Montclair, and took on the renovation and restoration of the TK Garden.  Max also raised the funds needed to build the garden. First, Max and a…

We Need Summer Volunteers!

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At Toni’s Kitchen, we commit to staying open during the summer with our regular Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday meals.  Not only do guests still come for a healthy meal and services, many also take respite in our dining room from the heat.   Staffing can be a challenge as many volunteers vacation or have different schedules.  If you have some time to…

Toni’s Kitchen Marches in July 4th Parade

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On July 4th, an enthusiastic group of Toni’s Kitchen volunteers marched in the Montclair 4th of July Parade.  The Toni’s Kitchen van was tricked out as a decorative float, and the Toni’s group walked the parade, handing out “I Love Toni’s” buttons to kids and hearing lots of cheers and applause from people watching along…

A Toni’s Story — Ben

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Our friend Ben came to the Kitchen recently after a long absence.  He looked different — think, removed.  Ben looked different — thin, removed.  Ben let us know that he has been ill and is in his final months.  Our longtime volunteer, Jim, sat down to lunch with Ben.  Ben shared that eating is difficult.…

Listening In The Kitchen–A Toni’s Kitchen Podcast

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Toni’s Kitchen is proud to present “Listening in the Kitchen,” a new podcast that tells the story of Toni’s Kitchen in a new way–through audio interviews with volunteers and guests of Toni’s Kitchen.  “Listening in the Kitchen” was produced by Toni’s Kitchen volunteer Elinor Meeks, and portrays a unique community resource that functions as a…