Letter from our Director

From Anne Mernin, Director of Outreach, Toni’s Kitchen: Toni’s Kitchen is  known primarily as a soup kitchen where we provide healthy meals to our neighbors with food need.  A lesser-know part of our mission is work we do to relieve food insecurity by working through community partners.  People ask us why we work with partners.  Why…

Toni’s Kitchen and Montclair Community Police Join Forces

What does community policing have to do with addressing hunger?  Montclair community police officers use food as a way to get to know their community better and build trust.  Community police officer Garth Guthrie stops by Toni’s Kitchen regularly to pic up hot meals or backpacks of healthy food.  As he makes his rounds, Officer…

Director’s Blog — October 2016

by Anne Mernin, Director of Outreach for Toni’s Kitchen October 2016 Toni’s Kitchen is known primarily as a soup kitchen where we provide healthy meals to our neighbors with food need.  A lesser-known part of our mission is work we do to relieve food insecurity by working through community partners.  People ask us why we…

Full Results of Our 2014 Toni’s Kitchen Guest Survey

2014 TONI’S KITCHEN GUEST SURVEY *** FULL RESULTS ***   Gender: Male 68% Female 32%   Age: 16 and under 0% 16-20 0% 21-40 3% 41-54 44% 55-70 44% 70 and over 9%   With regard to lodging, do you: Rent? 51% Own? 13% Stay with someone? 13% Stay in a shelter? 13% None of…

What Does a $100 Donation to Toni’s Kitchen Buy?

Here’s what a donation of $100 to Toni’s Kitchen can do for the needy in our community: 2 months of food for our backpack outreach program Cooking pans or a blender to help prepare our meals 14 meals for our guests with fresh produce, high quality protein, and whole grains Donate now by clicking here: https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/tonis-kitchen/gift.aspx?id=1

Backpack Program Food Needs List

Here is a list of items we need for our backpack program: Protein – Peanut Butter (plastic jar) – Canned Tuna or Salmon – Canned chicken – Canned beans (cannelloni, black beans, chick peas) – Nuts – Trail mix Grains – Oatmeal – Pasta – Rice – Granola bars Fruits/Vegetables – Cannned fruits (in 100%…