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From the Desk of the Executive Director
Hope everything is well. As you are aware, on April 20th, TASK celebrated its 30th Anniversary by hosting SouperFest at the Trenton War Memorial. Despite the windy weather, approximately 2,000 TASK supporters joined us for our celebration making the day an absolute success. The following are three links to see our SouperFest pictures. Hope you enjoy!
SouperFest Picture Set 1
SouperFest Picture Set 2
SouperFest Picture Set 3
In addition to our festivities, I am pleased to report that TASK has concluded its county wide SouperFest Food Drive. Thanks to over 60 local business and schools, our drive collected over 9,200 lbs of food (or over 18,500 food items) that are currently being distributed to area food pantries and feeding programs in cooperation with the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank.
Through TASK’s SouperFest Food Drive, we collected and gave over 9000 pounds of food to the Mercer Street Friends Food Bank. Thank you for the donations!
Special thanks to all the volunteers and local organizations for their help in making our SouperFest event a super success.
Another special thanks to our SouperFest event, food, and spadea sponsors as well as our non-profit partners.
If you have any questions please contact J Steinhauer, TASK Community Relations Specialist at (609) 695-5456 ext. 108 or Jsteinhauer@TrentonSoupKitchen.org.
We hope to see you there.
Dennis C. Micai
Kids for TASK Launch!
Last fall, TASK launched the Kids for TASK program. It was designed to provide parents, grandparents, guardians and organizations such as schools, community, and religious groups with a program to help kids build character while helping others.
The Kids for TASK program suggests ways that kids can help TASK patrons by doing activities like wrapping plasticware, assembling hygiene kits, collecting non-perishables, baking desserts and delivering items to TASK. Other ideas include collecting travel toiletries from hotels while vacationing, or growing a summer vegetable garden and donating the harvest.
A growing list of suggestions can be found on the Kids for TASK section of our website as a reference for other families looking for new ideas to help the community. Already, Kids for TASK has launched a few initial donation drop-off sites with more planned for 2013.
For more information please contact TASK Volunteer Coordinator, Charlie Orth at Charlieo@trentonsoupkitchen.org or 609-695-5456 X114.