The congregation at Woodside Presbyterian Church just over the river in Yardley, Pa., dropped off a hefty donation of 4,000 hygiene bags and more than 100 pairs of socks that will be distributed to our patrons in the coming weeks. Congregants Harry and Susan Harris dropped off boxes that were assembled earlier this month by […]

The federal government undertook welfare reform in 1996, through “The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act”. Congress passed this act to focus on moving welfare recipients into work and off the welfare roles. Each state was slated to receive a block of funds with which to implement a tailored state-wide plan to get as […]

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TRENTON –  The City of Trenton and the New Jersey Legislature issued proclamations at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) earlier today, acknowledging the local fight against hunger and food insecurity while marking a first-time dual tribute to national Hunger Action Month – an awareness campaign spotlighting the issue throughout the U.S. In an effort to […]

Every morning on my way to work, I stop by my local newspaper shop to grab a cup of coffee. Like many other working Americans, it’s part of my morning routine: run into the shop, prepare my coffee and get in line. When it’s my turn to pay I quickly hand the cashier $4 and […]

Todd Jackson, a 57-year-old Trenton native found himself at TASK’s door after his release from county jail. He was struggling to find work and with no prospect of an income, he could not afford to buy food. After hearing about TASK through word of mouth – as many of our patrons do – he came […]

Contact: J Steinhauer,  Manager of Development and Community Relations 72 ½ Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609 (609) 695-5456 Ext. 108 RELEASE DATE: 9/6/2019 TRENTON – The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) will partner with the city mayor’s office in proclaiming Thursday, September 12, Hunger Action Day – Trenton’s official tribute to Hunger Action Month, […]