Poverty in families can be especially devastating. Toni's Kitchen connects with low-income families in the community through tutoring programs, mentoring and counseling groups, summer camps, and working with other meal provider programs. We have developed an extensive backpack program to provide healthy food at these gatherings to help improve family nutrition while preserving respect and dignity.
In 2018, Toni's Kitchen provided 13,860 backpacks, pantry bags and produce bags as part of our outreach programs. Combined with our onsite meals and assistance to other meal provider programs, Toni's Kitchen distributed the equivalent of 179,173 meals to the community in 2018.
For more info about the backpack program, click here.