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 a statewide effort to reduce food waste.
Donated by the Eastern Produce Council, the salad bar arrived May 13 – just four days after TASK Executive Director Joyce Campbell attended a signing where Governor Phil Murphy put his stamp of approval on a bundle of laws and resolutions designed to help the Garden State better manage surplus food and meet its 2030 goal to reduce food waste by 50 percent. In addition to adding another heart healthy element to TASK’s USDA-approved lunch and dinner trays, the salad bar helps the kitchen staff streamline fresh produce for meal services.
In keeping with TASK’s practice of volunteers serving seated patrons at each meal, servers spoon out whatever fresh item a patron selects from the variety of available vegetables; most recently, tomatoes, cucumbers and black olives were popular.
Thank you to the Eastern Produce Council for a donation that not only aids in giving our patrons healthier choices, but enables TASK to make better use of small produce donations.