Turning Hunger Into Hope


Serving Meals

TASK serves meals to everyone who comes through its doors, no questions asked. All are welcome. We are the only soup kitchen in the Trenton area open 5 days a week, including holidays. We prepare more than 10,000 meals each week, with food service at our main location in Trenton as well as community meal sites throughout our area. For more information, call us at (609) 695-5456 or visit our Escher Street location.

Meal Service at TASK

72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton NJ 08609

Lunch Meal Service Times: Monday – Friday from 10:30am to 1pm.

Dinner Meal Service Times: Monday – Thursday from 3:30pm to 5pm.

Our location in Trenton is a safe, welcoming spot for people to come eat a free hot meal, no questions asked. Click here for directions. 

Guests are served a nutritious meal, including item from each essential food group: fruits and vegetables, protein, grain and dairy.

For more information or if you are need of a meal please call (609) 695-5456.

TASK Meal Outreach

For hungry families and individuals who do not live in Trenton and can’t make it to our main location — we partner with local faith-based and civic institutions to provide free hot meals throughout Mercer County.

All meals are cooked at TASK on Escher Street and include the same nutritious items from each essential food group: fruits and vegetables, protein, grain and dairy

Weekend Youth Nutrition

Every child must have the chance to be healthy and do their best in school so they can pursue their dreams and reach their fullest potential. How do we do that?

TASK works with local schools to provide weekend meals to hungry children in the Trenton area. While these children may receive free and reduced meals during the school week, when the weekend and summer comes, they have limited access to proper nutrition.

Our WYN program closes the hunger gap by offering nutritious child-friendly meals so our children can return on school Monday with a full belly.

400,000 Meals

Served at TASK and 16 community meal sites

250,000 pounds of food

Donated to partner organizations

80% increase in meal

Production during COVID-19 pandemic