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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen

From the Desk of the Executive Director

Hi [fname],

TASK has been very busy these past few months. We served a record number of 17, 210 meals in the month of August (thatís over 4,000 a week) and we are now in the process of expanding our meal service to the small neighboring town of Hightstown, NJ. We at TASK believe that no one should have to choose between paying their bills and having something to eat, so if you know anyone who is struggling please let them know that we provide hot, nutritious meals free of charge on an unconditional, no-questions-asked basis.

Read on to see some of the exciting things that have been happening!

With gratitude,

Dennis Micai

Dennis C. Micai
Executive Director


Summary

Congressman Rush Holt Visits TASK to Unveil AmeriCorps Grant to Create Jobs

 
On October 11, Congressman Rush Holt visited the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) to unveil an AmeriCorps grant that was used to hire 15 new workers to "combat unemployment in Trenton by raising new funds for four local non-profit agencies, recruiting 200 volunteers as literacy tutors, screening at least 300 families for food stamp eligibility, and help 600 low-income children receive school breakfasts", Holt said.

He was joined by Senator Shirley Turner, Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson-Coleman, and the 15 AmeriCorps workers who were newly hired using the grant funds.  Also participating were representatives from local nonprofit organizations that will benefit from the grant, including the Bonner Center, PEI Kids, TASK, Isles, and the Rescue Mission.

Read the article posted in the Times.

Read the article posted in the Trentonian.

See photos taken by David Wilson, TASK Volunteer and Patron Services Assistant.

Rush Holt


Donations Needed for Halloween Party for TASK Kids

On Monday, October 31st, TASK will host its annual Halloween Party for children ages 12 and younger.

TASK is now collecting donations for this yearís party. All donations must be received by October 28th. If donating cupcakes, please bring them on October 31st. For delivery hours, please click here: http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org/delivery.php 

Items needed: cupcakes, candy, pumpkins, popcorn hands, and lunch bags.

For more information, please contact Mary Ann Dobson, Volunteer & Patron Services Coordinator at MaryannD@trentonsoupkitchen .org or (609) 695-5456 x 114.

To see photos from last yearís Halloween party, click here.

Halloween Party


TASK Recognizes Adult Education Program Students

On August 26th, TASKís Adult Education Program (AEP) celebrated its annual Student Recognition Breakfast. The Breakfast acknowledged student attendance, participation and personal achievements within the AEP. The morning was filled with delicious breakfast made by TASK kitchen staff, music from the FunkTASKtiks and poetry from the SHARE Project. TASK concluded the ceremony by awarding scholarships to four AEP participants who are currently continuing their education. Sergio Boechat Pinto was awarded the scholarship in honor of Peter Wise, former TASK Director; George Gordon received the scholarship in memory of Henry Weiss, late TASK Board Member; and Hampton Jenks & Dennis Floyd both received scholarships from the Dorothea Dix Unitarian Universalist Community (DDUUC) in memory of John Young.

To view photos from the event, click here.

Adult Education Program Students
Pictured from left: Peter Wise (former TASK Director), Hampton Jenks, Sergio Pinto, Kelly Hansen (Adult Education Coordinator), Betsy Young (from DDUUC), and George Gordon. Not present: Dennis Floyd
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We are in need of Food and Hygiene Donations

Current Items Needed

  • Fruit Singles
  • Pudding Singles
  • Chef Boy R' De microwave cans
  • Spaghetti Sauce - no glass jars please
  • Salad Dressing
  • Juice Boxes
  • Shampoo
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Bars of Soap
  • Disposable razors

Delivery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 1:00pm.



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For more information about TASK, please visit our website at www.trentonsoupkitchen.org or call us at (609) 695-5456.
 

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