Toni’s Kitchen Program Helps Day Laborers with Food Assistance

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As part of our continuing effort to provide food assistance to people in our area in need, Toni’s Kitchen has started a food program for local day laborers.  The program provides laborers with healthy staples like rice, beans, and tuna each week.  Also included, thanks to a grant from the Partners For Health Foundation, is…

Toni’s Kitchen Partner Profile: Partners for Health Foundation

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One of the big reasons that Toni’s Kitchen is able to fulfill our mission is by working with key partners in the community.  One of our most important partners is the Partners for Health Foundation.  Partners for Health focuses on making the 15 Essex and Passaic County communities they serve healthier, better places to live.…

Toni’s Kitchen Services for Seniors

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At Toni’s Kitchen, a large percentage of our guest population is made up of seniors.  Seniors often have special needs and circumstances, and we provide many services for them: MEAL PROGRAM: We welcome everyone to a healthy meal served every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30-1:00 pm.  Take-away food is available at the end of…

Call to Action: Help Keep Food Moving to Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens

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The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) helps food banks and pantries transport and store fresh, nutritious food. Almost 20 percent of the food distributed by local hunger-relief organizations, like Toni’s Kitchen, is moved and stored because of TEFAP. We need your help urging Congress to keep this food assistance funding in place. Why? Because 1…

All About Our Healthy Backpack Program

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Food insecurity in families can be especially devastating.  Inadequate nutrition impacts early brain development, increases the potential for learning gaps and emotional disabilities in children and contributes to stress and instability in families.  Toni’s Kitchen provides backpacks filled with healthy foods to families with food need. We do this through community partnerships with tutoring programs,…