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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Thoughts on Trump
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Donald Trump will be my president on January 20 and I accept that, but he frightens me. The number one priority of any president is our nation's security. We live in a very unstable world with erratic leaders who possess nuclear weapons. I'm fearful that his proclivity to simplify reality, distort facts and impulsively shoot from the hip will have catastrophic consequences. When it comes to international affairs loose lips and twittering fingers can sink ships.

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How to fix 1 of our country's biggest problems
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

One of the prime reasons that Hillary Clinton was defeated by Donald Trump was her nasty comment dichotomizing Donald Trump supporters into two baskets.

"You could put half of Trump's supporters, into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racists, sexist, homophobic, Islamaphobic - you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up." She went on to explain that the other basket of Trump's supporters "are people who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, no body worries about what happens to their lives and their futures, and they're just desperate for change. It doesn't really even matter where it comes from. They don't buy everything he says, but he seems to hold out some hope that their lives will be different. They won't wake up and see their jobs differently, lose a kid to heroin, feel like they're in a dead end."

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New Jersey Newsroom

Thoughts on Murphy
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

It appears that Phil Murphy has managed to emerge as the front-runner to be our state's next Governor.  Patrick Murray, the Director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, was quoted in The Times as saying Senate President "Sweeney's decision [to step out of the race] pretty much seals the deal for Murphy.  Let's just flip our calendars to November 2017."

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New Jersey Newsroom

How to fix our broken election process
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The 2016 Presidential campaign was an absolute disaster.  The majority of the American people did not like or, for that matter, trust either of the major party's presidential candidates.  Only 31% of the electorate trusted Hillary and only 24% trusted Trump.  The primary process is under the control of the political parties and they are the only ones who can make changes.

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New Jersey Newsroom

With Money So Tight, We Need to Get Rid of Poor-Performing Charities
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

America faces a potentially devastating domestic disaster the likes of which we have not seen in our history. As more and more charities seek money to deal with escalating problems, private support is stagnant and government money is on the decline.

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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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