Monthly Archives: July 2019

“Miss Kelly” Passes the Torch and Looks Back on 19 Years at TASK

When Kelly Hansen began working at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) in 2000, the adult education program mainly taught people to read. There were no life-skill prep courses; work readiness training did not exist and determining a student’s academic grade level with a computerized assessment tool was unheard of. Times have changed. Today the […]

The New TASK Salad Bar: A Tasty, Healthy, Waste Saver:

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) now offers a salad bar, giving patrons another healthy meal option to choose from during  meal service and aid in the statewide effort to reduce food waste. The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) now offers a salad bar, giving patrons another healthy option during meal service while aiding in […]

New Spaces Offer Food For Body and Soul

To say that space is highly coveted at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen, is an understatement. Just ask the patrons who frequent TASK’s Share Project – an arts program that was regularly suspended from mid-November to January when its space was taken over by holiday donations. But this year promises to be different since renovations […]

TASK Grand Opening: A Success

After two years of construction, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) revealed its bigger and brighter Escher Street headquarters during a Spring grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. Along with a commemorative slice of cake, nearly 100 visitors were treated to tours of the renovations, TASK’s meal service and self-sufficiency programs. Flanked by soup kitchen trustees, […]

It’s Never Too Early to Start Making a Difference…

If you’ve been following your local news station lately, you might recognize our friend, Sandro. A few weeks ago, he was featured on the Rachael Ray Show for the huge impact he’s had on the lives of patrons who eat at TASK —  and it all started with one simple idea. Three years ago, after […]