Help Make Our Garden Grow!

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Toni’s Kitchen is looking for some help in our garden!  We are looking for a Master Gardener or someone with some serious gardening chops who can assist us as we get ready for the growing season.In our small but productive garden, we grow vegetables and herbs to add to the meals that we prepare for…

Toni’s Kitchen Helps Seniors

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Many of the guests at Toni’s Kitchen are seniors, and they often have special needs that require special care. Our meals are nutritionally balanced to provide needed fresh fruits and vegetables, adequate amounts of protein, and sufficient quantities of whole grains and dairy.  We also provide guests with food to take with them to help stretch…

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…

Statistics on Hunger in New Jersey

From the 2015 Feeding America survey on food insecurity, here is a link to how counties in New Jersey stand: http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/our-research/map-the-meal-gap/2013/NJ_AllCounties_CDs_MMG_2013.pdf You can see the whole Feeding America report here: http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/news-and-updates/hunger-in-the-news/hunger-strikes-even-rich-us.html

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…