Monthly Archives: May 2020

Talk to Us, We Will Listen: TASK Continues to Give Patrons a Voice Despite Pandemic-Related Challenges

Poverty can steal a voice. So often, the people who need services most are never asked what they want. Unfortunately, sometimes people on the outside looking in, assume they can prescribe a solution without truly listening to the person in need. In a recent survey, patrons told TASK in their own words what they need […]

May is National Pet Month – A Time to Appreciate Our “Fur-Babies”

MAY IS NATIONAL PET MONTH, so we thought we’d share photos and a quick tale about how pets make our lives better and visa-versa. So, let me tell you a little bit about my dog Starr; she’s a talker. I cringe every time she barks during a Zoom work meeting. With so many people working from […]

“Notes from the Front Lines”- A Message from Jaime Parker, Manager of Programs and Services

Dear TASK Family and Friends: One of the toughest things about this pandemic has been the absence of being able to really have the in-depth interactions with patrons that we used to have – sharing conversations with folks over meals, tutoring sessions, meetings, classes, etc.  I mean, we feel honored that we are able to […]

Keeping Our Patrons Safer – Volunteers Join TASK Staff to Help Transform Socks into Easy ‘No-Sew’ Masks for Patrons

When a long-time patron asked TASK Programs Manager Jaime Parker to fix the face mask he wore to help slow the spread of COVID-19, she didn’t expect it to be past its wear and dirty with popped elastic dangling from the sides. She was equally surprised when another TASK patron came looking for a face […]

The Power of Partnership

Rolling Harvest “rescued” 3700 lbs of organic hamburger meat, as well as eggs, cabbage, onions and carrots from Applegate Farms and delivered them to TASK on May 4th. Collaborating with Rolling Harvest Food Rescue to Boost Meal Production at TASK Since suspending the use of its main dining room, TASK has provided more than 8,000 […]

Lifting Spirits – Success Rehabilitation Prepares 200 To-Go Meals to be Distributed to Hungry Patrons at TASK

It feels good to give; just ask any volunteer for a good cause. It’s especially rewarding however, when you are coming from a place where your confidence might be shaken and a chance to give back gives you something as well. Just ask the clients at Success Rehabilitation, a center that provides a residential and […]

TASK in the Trentonian – Recent News

A Progressive Prospective – Martin Tuchman Lends a Hand in the Coronavirus Crisis  “We do the best we can. And when this doesn’t work, we do what is necessary,” – TASK Board Trustee, Martin Tuchman TASK Board Trustee Marty Tuchman has made significant contributions to help the Mercer County community over the years. His philanthropy […]