Donating Backpack Food

One of the key elements to Toni’s Kitchen community outreach is our Healthy Backpack Program.  In this program, Toni’s Kitchen provides backpacks filled with healthy foods to families with food need.  We deliver backpacks community partnerships with tutoring programs, early childhood centers, school aftercare programs, and other partners who provide strong programs for families.

Here are the items we need most for our Healthy Backpack Program:

  • Pasta
  • Pasta Sauce (no glass jars)
  • Tuna
  • Canned Fruit
  • Dried Fruit
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Soup
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Nuts
  • Cookies
  • Rice
  • Canned Beans
  • Peanut Butter (no glass jars)

You can drop off clothing donations at the following times.  We are located at St. Luke's Church at 73 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07042:

  • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 9:00 am – 11:30 am
  • Thursday and Friday: 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
  • Sunday 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm


You can also order backpack food items through Amazon and have them delivered directly to Toni’s Kitchen.

Our Amazon wish list for backpack foods can be found here:

For more information about our Healthy Backpack Program, click here.