Toni's Kitchen

Happy Summer!

Summer is here!!! Leaving town for vacation this summer? Don’t come back to spoiled food! Bring us any unopened, unexpired food from your fridge or cabinets and we will get it to a family with food need. It’s easy to think of others during the summer!

Volunteer Profile: Jana Joyce

It’s 9 AM at Toni’s Kitchen and lead chef Jana Joyce is already a whirl of activity. She’s jump-starting the prep work: hauling a crate of potatoes from the pantry to a kitchen counter, starting the roux for today’s soup and peeling about three dozen carrots. With her iphone blasting Aretha and a quick jolt of coffee, Jana is ready…

Toni’s Kitchen Annual Volunteer Dinner — Saturday, June 17

Toni’s Kitchen is excited to invite our fantastic volunteers to join us as we celebrate your talents and the contributions you make to our mission.  We love the fun and spirit you bring to serving our guests!  Join us for great food, fun times and some fun take-aways!  We are catering the event this year so…

A “Toni’s” Story

Richard (not his real name), a middle-aged guest at Toni’s Kitchen, has had serious health issues, one of which was treated by surgery within the past year.  This surgery had to be postponed more than once until his blood pressure was brought under control.   When Richard came to our blood pressure screening last Thursday,…

Battle Against Hunger Bike Ride to Benefit Toni’s Kitchen

Once again this year, volunteers from Toni’s Kitchen will be riding to fight hunger in the annual “Battle Against Hunger” bike ride to raise money for Toni’s.  The ride will take place from September 9-11.  Volunteers will participate in a 2-day, 200-mile adventure bike ride from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania through picturesque Lancaster to Washington Crossing Historic Park.  All…

Our Volunteers Are The Best!

As of April 2017, we have 1,983 volunteers registered in our volunteer list.  Our volunteers are the lifeblood of Toni’s Kitchen.  Our volunteers get it done–cooking, cleaning, organizing, helping our guests, picking up and dropping off donations, spreading the word about Toni’s, and so much more.  During this National Volunteer week, we celebrate our volunteers…

Toni’s Kitchen is Now on Instagram!

Toni’s Kitchen is thrilled to announce we are now on Instagram!  There’s always so much going on at Toni’s Kitchen, and we’ve got the photos to prove it!  On our Instagram account, you’ll see great pictures of the kitchen, our amazing volunteers, special events, and of course, our wonderful and nutritious food! Follow us on…

“Feed Families Fridays” At Toni’s Kitchen

On March 25, Toni’s Kitchen started a brand new program, “Feed Families Friday,”  urging people to make a donation for our growing backpack program every Friday at Toni’s Kitchen. Stop by Fridays from 9am to 1pm to donate the “Item of the Week” and we’ll get it in a backpack filled with healthy food for families.  Can’t…

Montclair Times Column on Volunteering at Toni’s

ON FEBRUARY 4, THE MONTCLAIR TIMES PUBLISHED A COLUMN ABOUT VOLUNTEERING AT TONI’S KITCHEN BY “CHOICE CUTS” COLUMNIST KAREN SCHLOSS DIAZ. THIS IS THE TEXT OF THE COLUMN:   Serving cheery meals at Toni’s Kitchen When the 12-year-old began thinking on places to volunteer this semester, it’s no surprise that Toni’s Kitchen was at the…

HOW TO HELP: Food Donation Guidelines

Thank you for thinking of our guests’ need for nutritious food.  Your food donations help us.  Our food donation guidelines are designed to preserve our guests’ health and address their nutritional needs.   Food Donation Q & A Q: Can I bring leftover food? A: We love leftovers!  But we are also very careful with…