UPDATE: 24 Dinners Donated to 24 Families on December 24 from Montclair’s Villa Victoria

Monday, Dec 12, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

UPDATE 12/22:  Thanks to the initial gift of 24 family meals and an additional 52 family meals donated by the community, the partnership of Villa Victoria Pizzeria, the Montclair Center BID, Montclair Community Officer PO Guthrie and Toni’s Kitchen will feed over 200 people on December 24!

Chef Floyd of Villa Victoria Pizzeria came up with the initial idea of feeding the needy for Christmas.  Executive Director Israel Cronk of the Montclair Center BID came up with the partnership of Community Officer Guthrie and Toni’s Kitchen to distribute food.  Additionally, the BID promoted the fundraiser through social media and raised $520 from the community for this initiative.


On December 24, Villa Victoria will donate 24 large trays of dinners to 24 deserving families in Montclair. They will be distributed by P.O. Garth Guthrie, Community Officer of the Montclair Police Department. The Montclair Center BID is collecting additional funds to feed even more people. A $10 donation will provide a hearty, additional meal to a deserving Montclair resident, donate at the Montclair Center Facebook page or at https://bit.ly/2hdD4Oz.

“It’s important for me to acknowledge the people that can’t afford to eat on this holiday season,” said Villa Victoria owner Floyd Montiel. “We’ve been here for 20 years and it’s important to support the community that has supported us.”

“It’s amazing that we have business owners like Floyd that are willing and able to help our community,” said P.O. Garth Guthrie. P.O. Guthrie will be distributing the meals to families in South Montclair.

Villa Victoria is a family owned and operated pizzeria located on 11 Park Street in Montclair.


  1. POSTED BY frankgg  |  December 13, 2016 @ 8:46 am

    I love Villa Victoria…excellent pizza and wonderful people. Its Montclair Center’s Piazza Navona!

  2. POSTED BY Annette Batson  |  December 15, 2016 @ 3:20 pm

    What a nice and generous way to help those less fortunate. Donate!
    Thanks chef Floyd!

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