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4 Star Charity Rating

For the second year in a row,

TASK was named one of "New Jersey's Top Nonprofits"

by Charity Navigator, the leading independent evaluator of charitable organizations in the United States.

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The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.

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TASK earns 4 Stars from Charity Navigator


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Emergency Food Sources in Mercer County

TASK is serving to-go meals, from the side door of our main facility Monday-Friday from 10:30a – 2:00p.

Patrons who visit TASK during this time, will receive two meals.

If you need a meal please visit 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609 or one of our partners for help.

For a complete list of other emergency food resources available to Mercer County residents, please click the link below.

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TASK Suspends Volunteer and Outreach Activities But Will Continue to Serve Meals

Dear Friends of TASK,

We continue to closely monitor the developments surrounding the COVID-19 “CORONAVIRUS” daily, as we do with any unusual event that affects our family of patrons and supporters. As always, the safety and well-being of those we serve, our staff and the people who make our work possible is of the greatest importance to our organization.

Regrettably, out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending volunteer activities effective Monday, March 16 until further notice. We will make a decision about re-opening our doors to volunteers based on future guidance from experts and public health officials.


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Comcast Newsmakers

Comcast Newsmakers: Food Insecurity in Mercer County

With the New Year right around the corner, TASK looks forward opportunities to better serve hungry families in our community.

But for those facing food insecurity, thoughts of a new year may not be nearly as optimistic — as many Trenton residents face new, and potentially more complicated challenges of food insecurity once changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) are implemented in April of 2020.

Recently, TASK’s Executive Director, Joyce Campbell, sat down with news reporter Jill Horner at Comcast Newsmakers to discuss food-insecurity in Mercer County and more specifically, how recent renovations to the TASK facility are helping the organization better address issues that low-income families face in our community.

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Click here to view Joyce Campbell’s interview.

SNAP benefits

Latest SNAP cuts would be devastating to the vulnerable

In New Jersey, some 673, 966 people receive SNAP benefits. Under the new rules, to take affect April 1, 2020, states will only be able to seek waivers if the unemployment rate is over 6%, and waiver applications will require complex data and greater specificity. This means 12,000 adults statewide may lose $160 in monthly nutritional benefits.

In her recent Trentonian op-ed, TASK’s Executive Director, Joyce Campbell explores the ways recent SNAP budget cuts may affect the lives of thousands of families statewide. Click here to read more.

Thanksgiving at TASK

Thank You For Making Thanksgiving Special For Families at TASK

Thanks to the 1300 runners who came out to support TASK by participating in the Mercer County Turkey Trot Thanksgiving morning, the team of volunteers who helped prepare and serve nearly 1,000 meals at TASK and the countless donations from generous donors across the community, Thanksgiving 2019 was truly one to remember.

Thanks again for making TASK’s work possible!

Click here to view TASK’s 2019 Thanksgiving Photo Gallery.

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Hunger Action Month

Join TASK For Hunger Action Month!

Hunger Action Month Calendar

TASK is coming together with people across the world to raise awareness and take action to fight hunger in our community this month - We invite you to join us!

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TASK is seeking a Full-Time Computer Resource Assistant

This position will monitor the computer lab during business hours assisting students and soup kitchen patrons. Applicants should have level one troubleshooting experience and be familiar with common office PC hardware. This position will also help coordinate the technology education schedule for patrons.

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