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…

All About Our Healthy Backpack Program

Food insecurity in families can be especially devastating.  Inadequate nutrition impacts early brain development, increases the potential for learning gaps and emotional disabilities in children and contributes to stress and instability in families.  Toni’s Kitchen provides backpacks filled with healthy foods to families with food need. We do this through community partnerships with tutoring programs,…

5 Things You Can Do to Help Fight Hunger

1. Donate.  Your donation to Toni’s Kitchen helps us fulfill our mission of feeding our guests and those in need in the community.  It’s easy to do!  Just click here: https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/tonis-kitchen/gift.aspx?id=1 2. Volunteer.  We always need volunteers to work in our kitchen, or help us with food pickups.  You can sign up as a new volunteer…

Blood Pressure and Glucose Screening Schedule

Toni’s Kitchen provides free, regular screening for blood pressure and glucose for our guests as part of our continuing efforts to improve guests’ health and foster independence. Here is the upcoming schedule for blood pressure and glucose screenings:   April 13: Blood pressure and glucose April 20: Blood pressure May 11: Blood pressure and glucose May…

Community Comes Out in Force on MLK Day of Service

The Montclair community came out in force on the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service on Monday, January 16, to bring donations and volunteer at Toni’s Kitchen. Schools in the area were particularly active in gathering and donating food to Toni’s. Some highlights from the day: Hillside school kids were at Toni’s helping fill backpacks for…