MONTCLAIR, NJ - Toni's Kitchen held the first town-wide food drive, in which, they asked residents to leave food items on their doorstep for pick up.

Volunteers then traveled throughout the community picking up the items from residents who had registered online.

Organizers stated that the next food drive is being scheduled for the end of November and mid-December. They wrote, "We are getting ready for our next Town Wide Food Drive pick up in Montclair & Glen Ridge on November 29 or December 20. You can sign up & learn more by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/toniskitchen."

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According to the staff, Philip Seaver and the Troop 9 Scouts gave a generous donation as a result of their COVID-19 Food & Supplies Drive.

Toni's Kitchen staff said, "All of these items will help us feed and support our community in so many ways." 

Other organizations, such as the Bloomfield Kiwanis Club, also donated big. 

Toni's Kitchen staff acknowledged their generous donation saying, "Members of the Bloomfield Kiwanis Club ran a food drive that allowed them to collect and donate 7 shopping carts loaded with food items to help us keep our pantry stocked."

If interested in participating, upon sign up, donors can leave a donation of shelf-stable food (no glass!) on their porch/doorstep by 11:00 a.m. on the designated day & Toni’s Kitchen will come by and pick it up, contact-free.

Additional info is as follows:

For pick up on the 29th please register by the 24th.

At this time, they are able to pick up in Montclair and Glen Ridge. For those who may live in another town, please participate by dropping food off at Toni's Kitchen.

Living in an Apartment building? Please make arrangements for them to pick up in the lobby or at the front entrance.

Shelf-stable food (no glass please) within the expiration date can include:

Breakfast Items
Pasta Sauce
Rice
Tuna
Peanut Butter
Soup
Nuts
Dried Fruit
Canned Beans 

For more info, visit https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/toniskitchen