Toni’s Kitchen Welcomes Stacey Cooper As New Kitchen Manager

Toni’s Kitchen is thrilled to introduce our new Kitchen Manager, Stacey Cooper. Stacey has been a great volunteer with Toni’s for a number of years.  About a year and a half ago, Stacey was a driving force in establishing the Healthy Backpack program, which has been a huge success for Toni’s.  Stacey put together the plan…

Director’s Blog — Summer 2017

by Anne Mernin, Director of Outreach for Toni’s Kitchen Summer 2017 Dear Neighbors: Toni’s Kitchen has been growing — a lot!  Part of the reason is that suburban hunger is growing as new, previously stables groups have joined more traditional high-need populations.  High housing costs and a scarcity of full time jobs lead to extended periods of…

Special Needs, Special Thanks

Toni’s loves its partnership with special needs schools and groups. These volunteers set our tables and organize our pantries as they also develop their own skills to step out into the world. Special thanks to The Deron School, The Children’s Institute, YCS/Sawtelle Learning, Montclair’s Transition Program and Jespy House for their support during the academic…

Party with Purpose!

Courtney Sollie wanted her children to grow up understanding the importance of serving others.  “As a family we could fill one or two backpacks a month with healthy food for others,” Sollie thought.  But what started out as a family project soon became a community event.  “Getting together with friends, we knew we could make…

Inspiring Young People Donate to Toni’s Kitchen!

We love when young people make donations to Toni’s Kitchen. We have so many amazing young women and men who take time to raise money, or bake, and donate to Toni’s.  We are so grateful to the many, many people who volunteer and support our mission.  But we are especially grateful to the kids who…