Cooking up magic in the TASK kitchen 6:15 a.m. Bruce is already sitting on a crate outside the side door at TASK in the crisp morning air, alone, reading a newspaper. A bright blue morning sky is kissed by wispy clouds. It’s going to be a very hot and humid day. He greets the “cat […]

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa I started volunteering at TASK because I have always believed that even small acts of kindness can make a big difference in the lives of patrons. I wanted to help people who needed it most, […]

Antoine Dennis is flying high: He’s going to college.  “I never thought I would have a high school diploma. Now I got the diploma, I enrolled in college and I know I can do anything, as long as I think right and stay positive and focused,” he declared one recent sweltering summer’s day. “I look […]

Each day at daybreak, two men set out on foot for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen: Maximino “Mike” Mendez from South Trenton and Bruce Howard from the north. After an hour’s walk, trekking through all kinds of weather, they meet at TASK’s building on Escher Street, ready to get the soup kitchen’s day started. By […]

  Right in the middle of Trenton, at the end of Escher Street, tucked behind the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), the Capital City Farm project is underway. Right now, young tomato and cucumber plants bejeweled with tiny yellow flowers are popping up from rows and rows of well-tended mounds of mulch practically as far […]

A festive October night culminated in what eight Adult Education Program graduates and one ServSafe graduate at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen had worked so hard to achieve: they were conferred their high school diploma/professional certificate. As part of the Oct. 21 ceremony, keynote speaker Hal English, Grand Bank Vice President and Regional Manager and […]

On Wednesday, June 24th, we went on a trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. The bus left TASK at around 6 p.m. It was a private charter bus with a DVD player and comfortable seats. It had reclining seats that were so comfortable I fell asleep and woke up when we arrived. […]