Toni’s Kitchen Goes Green!

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

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…

Backpack Program Grows

Toni’s Kitchen is using the simple backpack to make a large impact against hunger in our community.  We are packing and distributing hundreds of backpacks each week to local programs that reach people in need.  One of the ways we distribute backpacks is through a local tutoring program for low-income families that supplies food to…

Toni’s Kitchen Reaches Out To Families

Poverty in families can be especially devastating.  Toni’s Kitchen connects with low-income families through tutoring programs, mentoring and counseling groups, and summer camps.  By providing food at these gatherings, we help improve family nutrition while preserving respects and dignity. In 2014, Toni’s served 5,940 meals through these community programs. In addition, 1200 backpacks, containing healthy…