MISSION POSSIBLE is a book with a simple purpose: to spur the development of new soup kitchens where they are needed

The book and the website are underwritten by the Tuchman Foundation, headed by Martin Tuchman, the conceiver of the project and one of the book’s co-authors.

The book contains 14 chapters and 4 appendices. Each chapter is composed of two sections: a two to three page overview of the subject followed by a list of tips, guides to some of the more subtle operations of a soup kitchen.

The book is organized in chronological fashion. It will take you from very conceptual considerations to relatively detailed instructions on the most common challenges you will face. In all cases, our essential goal has been to be practical and helpful.

Since the books release in July 2011 and its availability as a downloadable file, individuals in all 50 states and more than 150 different countries have downloaded the book.

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Opinion: What I learned from Aunt Irma who lived to be 106
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

According to the 2010 census, the United States has more than 53,000 centenarians. There is much we can learn from those who live more than 100 years.

I learned a great deal from Aunt Irma, who recently passed away at 106. Aunt Irma is my wife’s aunt and also her stepmother. Let me explain. She was my wife’s aunt, because Irma was married to the brother of my wife’s father. She was also my wife’s stepmother, because my wife’s father married Aunt Irma after my wife’s mother passed away. Irma had been a widow for many years.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Opinion: West Windsor rift between new council majority, mayor could stifle progress
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

West Windsor Mayor Shing-Fu Hsueh was recently re-elected to his fourth term. It’s fair to say the town’s residents, like me, are pleased with the performance of our municipal government. We have received high-quality services in a fiscally prudent manner without a hint of impropriety. However, if you had attended the reorganization meeting of our town government Jan. 1, you would come away with a quite different view.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Opinion: Fierce race underway to replace U.S. Rep. Rush Holt in 12th District
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The 12th Congressional District is heavily Democratic. The winner of the Democratic primary will be the odds-on favorite to replace Rep. Rush Holt. There are three heavyweights vying for the seat: Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-Mercer), state Sen. Linda Greenstein (D-Middlesex) and Assemblyman Upendra Chivukula (D-Somerset).

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New Jersey Newsroom

Opinion: Trenton residents need endorsements, voting records to guide election of next city mayor
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

At first blush, the idea of encouraging candidates who are running for mayor of Trenton to submit a credit report with the city clerk’s office sounded good to me. However, the more I thought about it, the less I liked it as a tool to evaluate the aspirants. Though I oppose the idea, I strongly favor two others: urging elected officials to endorse the city’s mayoral candidates and making candidates’ voting history readily available.

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A recent message received on the Mission Possible website from a Social Worker in Rhode Island

I saw your book advertised in the SUNY Binghamton Alumni News. I am a clinical social worker living in Rhode Island. Part of what I do here is run a transitional house for homeless adults. The Board and I are meeting shortly to consider new projects that we might undertake, as services for caring for the homeless population have undergone some shifts which have presented us with new challenges.

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Book receives praise from South Africa

Book receives praise from South Africa

I just want to say thank you for the book. I'm based in South Africa and working with the Ward Councillor who wants to start several soup kitchens for his community. Thank You!

About the Authors

Irwin S. Stoolmacher, Martin Tuchman & Peter C. Wise have more than thirty-five years of in the trenches experience working with the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK).

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