Battle Against Hunger Bike Ride a Great Success!

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The 14th annual Battle Against Hunger ride took place a few weeks ago and was a great success!  Our small, but mighty, team of Sybil Eng, Claudia Weber, and Itewari Bryan took on heat, headwinds, and hills as we rode 100 kilometers through beautiful Pennsylvania farm country to raise $7,500 for Toni’s Kitchen.  This money will…

Peace Islands Institute Donates Meat To Toni’s Kitchen

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On Monday, Sept. 12, Muslims celebrated the festival of Eid al-Adha, which includes donating fresh meat to the poor. On Wednesday, Sept. 21, Assemblyman Thomas P. Giblin of Legislative District 34, a Montclair resident, along with Mel Turk, program coordinator of Peace Islands Institute, made presentations of meat at Toni’s Kitchen and St. Peter’s Haven…

Volunteer Profile: Mary Nguyen

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“I am so lucky and have so much. How can I not give back?” —–Huong “Mary” Nguyen, Toni’s Kitchen Volunteer   When you meet Mary Nguyen, you’d never guess by her cheery demeanor that she survived a harrowing journey from Vietnam to start a new life in the United States. Whether she’s cooking soup for…

Toni’s Kitchen Backpack Outreach Program

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Toni’s Kitchen is using the simple backpack to provide healthy food to families in the community through a variety of outreach partnerships.  Each backpack contains healthy food and snacks like apple sauce, peanut butter, tuna, raisins, grains (breads and oatmeal) and fresh produce.  We invite people to donate directly to the backpack program.  We also…

Volunteer Profile–Sharon Tobias

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Editor’s note: Sharon Tobias is a local therapist who developed our therapy program at Toni’s Kitchen.  She is at Toni’s Kitchen every Thursday helping our guests with critical counseling needs.  Sharon has a lot of experience and a deep commitment to the population we serve at Toni’s Kitchen.  We asked her to tell us about…

Baristanet: Local Food Drive To Benefit Toni’s Kitchen Starts August 1

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From Baristanet: Over 1 million people in New Jersey, including 1 in six children, are food insecure. Here are a few ways you can help: Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty (32 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ 07042) is once again partnering with Move For Hunger, a national non-profit organization, to host a food drive from August 1-September…