RELEASE DATE: APRIL 18, 2019
TRENTON, NJ – The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) will host the grand opening of its newly renovated headquarters at 72 ½ Escher Street on Friday, May 3, 10:15 am. Join us for a ribbon cutting, tours, coffee and cake as we celebrate our new space – the end result of our $2 million Building Into The Future capital project campaign.
“This is a great opportunity for the public to come, visit us and see what we’re all about,” said TASK Executive Director Joyce E. Campbell. “Thanks to these improvements we are able to continue our mission in a beautiful environment that furthers cultivates a community of dignity and respect among our patrons, volunteers and staff.”
We hope to see you there!
“It was really important for us to maintain continuity for our patrons,” Campbell said. “Our folks depend on us to be there; we are the only soup kitchen in town where they can get a hot meal every weekday.”
The possibilities are endless with the additional space our new facility provides. Not only will we have more room for our existing adult education, art and volunteer programs; more square footage means a new-found freedom to introduce innovative programs in culinary arts training, healthy eating initiatives, job training, and opportunities to further our footprint as a community hub in Trenton.
TASK is a 501 (c) (3) private, nonprofit, non-sectarian organization that has served over four million meals in its 37-year-old history. We are committed to providing meals and the tools to help move our patrons toward self-sufficiency. TASK serves about 3,600 meals per week and is the only organization that combines weekday meal service with social services and self-improvement program in Mercer County. In addition to meal service at our Trenton headquarters, we partner with 14 community agencies to serve off-site meals throughout the city and surrounding suburbs. We also provide self-sufficiency programs such as our Adult Education Program which helps patrons prepare for the High School Equivalency (HSE) exam and our SHARE Program which allows patrons to explore their talents in art, writing and music.