Toni's Kitchen Summer Love Feeds Kids Program
This summer, Toni’s Kitchen in Montclair is launching the Summer Love Food Program. Starting June 25th, Toni’s Kitchen will be working with area summer camps, preschools, libraries and sports programs to ensure that local children are well fed all throughout the summer.
The summer season can be a very tough time for low-income families. With school closed, breakfast and lunch programs that many children rely on disappear. Working families find themselves facing increased food costs, as well as the expense of covering childcare or summer camps. This has a hefty impact on families that are already stretched.
To help out these families, Toni’s Kitchen will work with dozens of community partner programs throughout the summer months, all to ensure that healthy food is available where children gather. Brown bag lunches with healthy sandwiches and fresh fruit will be at the Montclair and Bloomfield public libraries, as well as summer programs throughout the local area. Backpacks filled with healthy staples, including oatmeal, tuna, and raisins, will also go home with children enrolled in local preschool and tutoring programs. Keeping kids healthy and growing in safe affordable programs builds resilience for families.
With the Summer Love Food Program going on, Toni’s Kitchen will be busy seven days a week throughout the summer. Therefore, Toni’s Kitchen invites the community to help support this busy program through donating or volunteering. Make a recurring donation on their website, volunteer in the kitchen, or drop by with healthy food for the backpack program or produce from your garden.
To learn more about the Summer Love Food Program, make a monetary donation, or see what foods Toni's Kitchen currently needs, visit http://tk.slechurch.org/.