Toni's Kitchen

How Toni’s Kitchen Helps Our Guests

At Toni’s Kitchen, we are all about improving the lives of our guests.  The work we do impacts the lives of the needy in our community every day. Andre (not his real name), one of our regular guests, works two jobs and has a long bus ride from one job to the other.  After eating…

Celebrating a Decade of Donations from Nicolo’s Bakery

Nicolo’s Bakery on Baldwin Street in Montclair has donated fresh bread to Toni’s  Kitchen every week for 10 years! Toni’s Kitchen uses these gorgeous breads to make fresh garlic bread, toast croutons, make sandwiches for low income families in the community, and package up rolls for guests to take home.  The Italian rolls are a big favorite.  “I…

WMSC Podcast on Hunger in NJ Features Anne Mernin

WMSC, the radio station of Montclair State University, has produced a podcast about hunger in New Jersey that features our own Anne Mernin, Director of Outreach at Toni’s Kitchen.  Joining Anne on the podcast was Laura Sodano, Hunger Action Coordinator at the Community FoodBank of NJ and Diana Riley, Director of Advocacy at the Community FoodBank…

Toni’s Kitchen Volunteers Complete Battle Against Hunger Bike Ride

Toni’s Kitchen volunteers Sybil Eng, Pat Moulton, and Jim Snodgrass completed the two-day Battle Against Hunger bike ride in Pennsylvania in September and raised thousands of dollars to fight hunger and benefit Toni’s Kitchen!  Another member of Sybil’s team, Patience Moore, was unable to ride but still raised more than $1000 for Toni’s! This year’s…

We Need Donations of Personal Items

Toni’s Kitchen is always in need of toiletries for our guests. In addition to the nutritious meals and health services Toni’s provides, we also make available to our guests various personal items that they sometimes need. So if you’d like to help, here are a couple of items we’re looking for:— Shampoo— Bar soap— Deodorant…

Toni’s Kitchen “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors” Food Drive On 9/11

On Friday September 11, Toni’s Kitchen held its first Neighbors Feeding Neighbors Community-Wide Food Drive. The project was part of a National 9/11 Day of Service where neighborhood “Ambassadors” collected healthy non-perishables in support of Toni’s Kitchen  Backpack Program.  Every week, Toni’s Kitchen provides backpacks filled with nutrious staples for low-income families in our community.11…

Toni’s Kitchen Helps Seniors

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…

Bloomfield Schools Donate to Toni’s Kitchen

Toni’s Kitchen received a wonderful donation in mid-August from the Liberty Academy school garden in Bloomfield.  Liberty Academy is a program at Bloomfield High School that is located at Bloomfield College.  Jorge Carvalho, a science teacher at the Academy and Michael Palmieri, an Adjunct Professor at Bloomfield College, donated a big portion of fresh vegetables…