Turning Hunger Into Hope


Improving Quality of Life

Our goal at TASK is to empower patrons to thrive. In addition to providing hot, nutritious meals, we also offer programs to help ensure our patrons’ wellbeing, including case management services and the provision of basic necessities. For more information, call us at (609) 695-5456 or visit our Escher Street location.

If you are in need of food, services or want to talk — we can help. Call us at (609) 695-5456 or click here for directions.

TASK’s on-site case management team assists with life issues such as homelessness, addiction and helping TASK patrons to navigate social services to reach personal goals so they can leave hunger behind. Working with more than 30 community partners that offer a complete spectrum of human services, our case managers connect those in need with resources such as housing, clothing, identification, medical care, veterans’ services and more.

TASK’s Case Manager hours are Monday – Friday from 10:30am – 1pm; Mondays and Thursday from 3:30pm – 5pm, or by appointment. We’re located at 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609 click here for directions.

To schedule an appointment or for more information call (609) 695-5456 ext.104. or
email casemgmt@trentonsoupkitchen.org

TASK’s patron services office helps to provide patrons with basic necessities including items like socks, eyeglasses, hygiene products and mail services.

Our Patron Services office is open Monday – Friday from 10:30am-1pm; Mondays and Thursday from 3:30pm – 5pm, or by appointment.

If you are in need any of the following items, TASK may be able to help.

  • Use of computer Lab during meal service
  • Use of phone & fax machine
  • Mail services for individuals in transition or experiencing homelessness
  • Water
  • Hygiene Items (Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Soap, Shampoo, etc.)
  • Food bags for individuals with diabetes
  • Reading glasses
  • Clothing distributions (appropriate to season)
  • Over-the-counter medications (pain relivers, antacids, lip balm)
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Socks
  • Rain ponchos
  • Seasonal gift distribution (e.g.: back-to-school backpacks and school supplies, winter weather supplies)

Please note, we may not have all the items listed below on the day of your request. For more information call (609) 695-5456.

Each week, visual artists meet at TASK to work on original pieces. They work in a wide variety of media, including paint, pencil and ink, pastel, collage, sculpting and found object construction. TASK provides art supplies, and no experience is necessary. The group is open to all members of the soup kitchen community — all artistic styles and skill sets are welcome.

The A-TEAM works at TASK located at 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609. The A-TEAM meets each Tuesday from 10:30am – 1 pm.

At weekly meetings, participants work on writing poetry, plays, short stories, etc. Writers share work with peers to gain feedback. Everyone is welcome to participate.

SHARE meetings are held each Thursday from 11:30 am to 1 pm at TASK’s main location at 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609.

The FunkTASKtiks is TASK’s music program and house band!

At weekly band sessions, musicians of all skill levels come together to sing and play music on a variety of instruments — from folk to funk all types of music are welcome and no musical experience is required to participate.

The band practices each Monday from 11 am – 1 pm at TASK’s main location at 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609.

600 People

Received case management services during the pandemic

40 People

Received identification at a recent DMV Mobile event

421 Partners

Received COVID-19 vaccinations during patron clinics