Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK)

    Taking action against hunger every day

    The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) has been providing food, hope and opportunity to people to the local community area for 38 years. 

    It is the only place where those who are hungry in the Trenton Area can turn for consistent access to basic nutrition. 

    It serves lunch Monday–Friday, 10:30am–1:30pm, and dinner, Monday–Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm. 

    For those unable to dine at our main facility in Trenton’s North Ward, TASK offers off-site meal service through a partnership with 15 faith-based and civic organizations located across the city and in nearby towns. 

    Whether dining at TASK’s main facility or visiting one of their off-site meal services nearby, TASK patrons receive hand-prepared meals that meet or exceed the USDA-recommended servings of dairy, fruit, vegetables, protein, and grains. 

    Last year, TASK served more than 325,000 meals.

    Beginning in September, TASK will join local food banks and other soup kitchens across America for “Hunger Action Month” to help raise awareness and encourage people take action against hunger in their community.

    “Hunger Action Month” is a time hunger relief organizations have been setting aside every September since 2008 to bring greater attention to the plight of more than 41 million adults and children across the country who don’t have enough to eat and mobilize people to get involved and take action to relieve suffering nationwide and in their neighborhoods.

    In our area nearly 40,000 people suffer from hunger and food insecurity each day – nearly 10,000 are children. 

    This September, TASK is launching the “30 ways in 30 days challenge” to provide several opportunities for the community to take action and turn hunger into hope. 

    Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, TASK has prepared and served 126,934 meals – nearly 1,400 meals each day. 

    This represents a 70% increase in meal production from the prior year. 

    It also includes more than 45,000 meals being served through new partnerships with the City of Trenton and local nonprofits to deliver meals to homebound seniors, families with children, and local residents who are COVID-19 positive and stay at the newly established COVID-19 Emergency shelter. 

    In nearly 40 years of operating, TASK has never turned anyone away hungry. 

    Whether it’s making a donation, volunteering time, or telling a friend, there are plenty of ways you could help TASK make a difference. 

    Find more information at or contact TASK at 609-695-5456 in NJ or 

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