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There is a place where people wake up hungry in the morning and go to bed hungry at night. These people are our neighbors. The place they live is called Trenton.

Staff

The commitment and untiring effort of a small paid staff and legions of dedicated volunteers - approximately 3,500 individuals annually -- enable the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen to do the work it does.

TASK Staff Directory (609-695-5456)

Management

Joyce E. Campbell
Executive Director,
ext 101

Melisa Rivera
Manager, Internal Operations,
ext 110

Jaime Parker
Manager, Programs & Services,
ext 105

Xiumei Chen
Manager, Finance and Administration,
ext. 115

Paul Jensen
Manager, Kitchen and Food Services,
ext. 111

Staff Members

  • Paulash Banerjee – Part-time AmeriCorps Adult Education Program Assistant
  • Latifah Austin-Bentley – Patron Service Specialist: Floor Manager
  • Ron Brunson – Cook
  • Dianne Corbett – Receptionist ext 102
  • Jermaine Crosland – Driver
  • Antoine Dennis – Part-time AmeriCorps Adult Education Program Assistant
  • Dante Douglas - Part-time Dishwasher
  • Calmia "Mia" Hart - Adult Education Program Assistant
  • Diana Groden - Development and Community Relations Specialist ext 109
  • Kelly Hansen – Adult Education Coordinator ext 107
  • Lisa Horton – Kitchen Aide
  • Bruce Howard – Dishwasher
  • Julie Janis - Case Manager ext. 104
  • Ammer Johnson – Part–time Dining Room Floor Manager
  • Terence Jones – Receiving and Inventory Control
  • Carolyn Lavelle - Part-time Finance Assistant
  • Maximino Mendez – Custodial Supervisor
  • Lisa McMillon – Cook
  • Charlie Orth – Volunteer and Patron Services Coordinator ext 114
  • David Otto – Cook
  • Gina Rivers – Part–time Floor Manager
  • Ray Simms - Driver
  • J Steinhauer – Development and Community Relations Coordinator ext 108
  • Diane Subber – IT Program Specialist ext 106
  • Evie Spadafora - Patron Service Specialist: Volunteer Services
  • Justin Williams – Custodian

TASK Volunteers

Individuals from all walks of life, locations, and religious beliefs volunteer their time to TASK. Our corps of volunteers includes the following:

  • Individuals and people in groups: faith–based groups, social groups, and corporations
  • Students from local schools and colleges
  • Workers from the Community Work Experience Program. In order to receive a monthly public assistance payment, each participant must complete 30 hours of work–related activity per week.
  • Workers who are fulfilling their community service obligations for the Mercer County or Trenton court system.
  • Patrons who work at TASK for the satisfaction and sense of community the work provides, and as a way of giving back

Bonner/AmeriCorps Program

In addition to the paid staff, community service workers, and dedicated volunteers, several members of the New Jersey Bonner Leaders Program currently are serving at TASK.

The Bonner Leaders Program is run by the Bonner Foundation of Princeton, NJ, and is funded by the New Jersey State Commission’s AmeriCorps Program. It seeks a high degree of cooperation between area colleges and community partners. Each campus has a core group of part–time program members who commit to completing the required hours of community service during their term, and each community partner has one full–time member.

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In Plain Sight: The Story of TASK

By LEE SEGLEM, Member of TASK Board of Trustees

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