Each day at daybreak, two men set out on foot for the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen: Maximino “Mike” Mendez from South Trenton and Bruce Howard from the north. After an hour’s walk, trekking through all kinds of weather, they meet at TASK’s building on Escher Street, ready to get the soup kitchen’s day started. By […]

  Right in the middle of Trenton, at the end of Escher Street, tucked behind the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK), the Capital City Farm project is underway. Right now, young tomato and cucumber plants bejeweled with tiny yellow flowers are popping up from rows and rows of well-tended mounds of mulch practically as far […]

A festive October night culminated in what eight Adult Education Program graduates and one ServSafe graduate at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen had worked so hard to achieve: they were conferred their high school diploma/professional certificate. As part of the Oct. 21 ceremony, keynote speaker Hal English, Grand Bank Vice President and Regional Manager and […]

On Wednesday, June 24th, we went on a trip to the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City. The bus left TASK at around 6 p.m. It was a private charter bus with a DVD player and comfortable seats. It had reclining seats that were so comfortable I fell asleep and woke up when we arrived. […]

By Gregory Parker I became homeless at the age of 16, because by then I was addicted to drugs and that lead to a problem of stealing. At the age of 16, my mom, after realizing I was addicted to drugs and she could no longer handle me, finally kicked me out of the house. […]

This essay was written by Michelle Miller, a student in TASK’s Adult Education Program and a performing artist with The Share Project. My name is Michelle Miller. I’ve been living in Trenton for about 40 years. My life has changed a lot since I moved here from Camden in 1983. My life in Camden was […]

This poem was written by James Rogers, a student in our Adult Education Program and a member of the SHARE project. Life I can’t remember much as an infant. But time when by like in an instant. Going to school, I got good grades. But somehow dropping out is the mistake I made. Playing hooky […]