More meals, more places. That’s the goal.
Recently, the Department of Agriculture released a report indicating that nearly 17 million households across the country are experiencing food insecurity, an increase of nearly 3.5 million households in just one year.
TASK has seen the impact firsthand. To meet the rising need, TASK’s kitchen is preparing 10,000 meals per week.
All of TASK’s 36 community meal sites consistently report an increase in need, with some sites experiencing lines that stretch city blocks forming hours before the meals even begin.
As a result, in early 2024, TASK will be launching mobile meals. This project will initially focus on serving the City of Trenton, where 27% of the population – including 37% of resident children – are living below the poverty line, a rate more than twice the State average.
In addition, Trenton is a food desert. In a city of 90,000 people, most Trenton residents do not live within a half a mile of a grocery store.
TASK’s mobile meal program is just the first step on the journey to help expand food resources in Trenton.
The food truck will offer TASK’s signature freshly-prepared and balanced meals to more than 1,000 people each week in their own neighborhood, making food more convenient and accessible than ever.
TASK is committed to ensuring that every household will have reliable access to healthy, nutritious food.
With your support, you can help TASK drive hunger out of Trenton.
PHOTO CAP: Josselyn enjoys lunch with her family at TASK.