HOW TO HELP: Volunteering at Toni’s

Toni’s Kitchen relies on volunteers from our local communities to prepare the food and provide the services we offer to our guests. Volunteers help with many things including: Stocking supplies Set up dining tables and place settings Preparing and cooking food Serving food to guests Assisting guests with takeaways/doggie bags Dish Washing Kitchen and dining room clean-up Working…

Upcoming Health Screenings Schedule

Toni’s Kitchen provides regular health screenings for blood pressure and glucose for our guests as part of our mission.  Here are upcoming dates for screenings: Blood Pressure Screening: October 27 November 10 December 8 December 22 Glucose Screening: October 28 Dates for November and December are TBA

Home Again

Linda loves many things about her apartment: the balcony, the grassy view and, most of all, she can call it home.  Two years ago, Linda was homeless.  Linda’s company downsized and she depleted her savings looking for work and caring for her elderly parents. While living in a shelter, Linda was also a guest at…

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…