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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tracey Destribats has been on the TASK Board of Trustees for so long that after the 25-year mark, she stopped counting. So, it’s no surprise that during a recent conversation with a friend about doing good deeds for local front-line heroes working through COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, the soup kitchen staff came to mind. On March […]

Local Teenager Raises Nearly $1600 To Feed Hungry Families in Trenton For the first time in recent history, there is one sentiment people across the globe all have in common – uncertainty. Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the world’s most urgent global health emergencies right now, even the most surefooted public health professionals are […]

A Q&A with Paul Jensen, Kitchen and Facilities Manager Earlier this month TASK closed its dining room to help stem the spread of COVID-19 here in New Jersey, but that has not stopped us from carrying out our mission to provide meals to anyone who comes to our door – no questions asked. Since March […]

“This is not just some esoteric exercise, we are trying to help people.” – Mia Hart, Adult Education Program Coordinator Not everyone is comfortable sharing their life story in front of a roomful of people. So it’s understandable that there were a few jitters as TASK adult education students stood in front of their peers […]

In January, we said farewell to Mike Mendez and Ms. Ammer Johnson, two of TASK’s longest serving employees. With nearly 50 years of collective experience serving our patrons, the dynamic duo who helped usher new volunteers and deliver healthy meals, have hung up their aprons to retire. Mendez has been with TASK since its humble […]