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Calling All Green Thumbs!

Come garden with us!  Toni’s Kitchen needs your help watering, weeding, harvesting, and helping out with our gardens.  We’ll use the organic, nutritious bounty in our kitchen, keeping our neighbors healthy throughout the growing season! If you’d like to help, you can e-mail us at toniskitchen@gmail.com. Thanks for the support!  

Special Needs, Special Thanks

Toni’s loves its partnership with special needs schools and groups. These volunteers set our tables and organize our pantries as they also develop their own skills to step out into the world. Special thanks to The Deron School, The Children’s Institute, YCS/Sawtelle Learning, Montclair’s Transition Program and Jespy House for their support during the academic…

Party with Purpose!

Courtney Sollie wanted her children to grow up understanding the importance of serving others.  “As a family we could fill one or two backpacks a month with healthy food for others,” Sollie thought.  But what started out as a family project soon became a community event.  “Getting together with friends, we knew we could make…

Inspiring Young People Donate to Toni’s Kitchen!

We love when young people make donations to Toni’s Kitchen. We have so many amazing young women and men who take time to raise money, or bake, and donate to Toni’s.  We are so grateful to the many, many people who volunteer and support our mission.  But we are especially grateful to the kids who…

Toni’s Kitchen Program Helps Day Laborers with Food Assistance

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

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

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

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…