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Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) continues to serve amid COVID-19 crisis

The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) has provided food, hope and opportunity to people in central New Jersey for nearly 40 years.

Open every weekday, TASK’s mission is to feed those who are hungry and offer programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons.

TASK continues to provide food, case management and other essential resources for individuals who need it most amid the COVID-19 public health crisis.

All meals are now served, to-go style, from the front doors of its main facility at 72-1/2 Escher Street Monday to Friday, from 10:30am to 1:30pm.

To extend the reach of its meal service program, TASK has partnered with the City of Trenton, as well as 25 local organizations, social service agencies and restaurants to provide critical nutrition for families who may be facing food insecurity for the first time due to the pandemic.

Through its partnership with the Muslim Center of Greater Princeton, TASK reach recently extended into Morrisville where it serves meals at the United Methodist Church on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 1:00pm.

The need for food in Mercer County continues to climb, but relieving hunger is only the first step.

TASK’s Adult Education and Work Preparedness (AEWP) program now offers distance learning. Students can receive one-on-one tutoring, obtain employment services, and improve their basic writing, reading and math skills remotely.

Case Managers at TASK currently provide an abbreviated list of essential case management services to patrons who need them throughout the week.

TASK additionally distributes personal hygiene kits and winter apparel at its main building.

Visit TrentonSoupKitchen.org or contact TASK at 609-695-5456 in NJ or jecampbell@TrentonSoupKitchen.org to learn how you can join TASK to help feed families in your community!

PHOTO CAP: TASK staff and volunteers prepare meals for delivery to local community groups that help the soup kitchen feed people in the Mercer-Bucks region.

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