Volunteer Profile–Sharon Tobias

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

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…

A Toni’s Story — George

George (not his real name) has been an on again off again guest at Toni’s Kitchen for a number of years.  We first met him after he became homeless and was living in his car. He told us he was estranged from his family.  In the dining room he kept mostly to himself, but would…

Toni’s Kitchen Garden is Growing Strong!

The Toni’s Kitchen garden has undergone a complete renewal for this year’s planting season, thanks to the incredibly hard work of Max South.  Max is an Eagle Scout in Montclair, and took on the renovation and restoration of the TK Garden.  Max also raised the funds needed to build the garden. First, Max and a…

We Need Summer Volunteers!

At Toni’s Kitchen, we commit to staying open during the summer with our regular Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday meals.  Not only do guests still come for a healthy meal and services, many also take respite in our dining room from the heat.   Staffing can be a challenge as many volunteers vacation or have different schedules.  If you have some time to…