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,…

Toni’s Kitchen Provides 138,000 Meals in 2017!

We’ve talked regularly about how the demand for the services of Toni’s Kitchen is always increasing.  In 2017, we provided more than 138,000 meals to guests in our kitchen and to recipients out in the community through our outreach programs–the highest number of meals we have provided ever! We couldn’t have done it without the…

Toni’s Kitchen Marks MLK Day with “Day of Service”

Once again this year, Toni’s Kitchen participated in the MLK Day of Service on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day on Monday, January 15.  Dozens of volunteers and donors gathered and dropped off all sorts of amazing donations to Toni’s. When we put out the call for donations, so many people in our community rise to…

A Toni’s Story–How We Help

How does Toni’s Kitchen help people in our community?  Here’s just one example: Recently, a gentleman who we’ll call Hamid contacted us.  He had recently had back surgery but was unable to return to his physically demanding job as a chef, and unable to collect any disability.  His family (wife and two teenage children) quickly…