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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Pros & cons of PARCC
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

I recently received a large 6½-inch-by-8-inch laminated postal card listing a plethora of reason that West Windsor-Plainsboro parents should refuse to have their children take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test. I have not been able to determine who sent the card, and that really bothers me.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Hunger, poor health, & lack of learning
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Thousands of children in Mercer County go to school each morning on an empty stomach.  These children who do not have access to a nutritionally sound diet, often experience fatigue and have a difficult time concentrating in school.  They also exhibit more behavioral issues and do much more poorly in school. 

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New Jersey Newsroom

Brokered convention's dark-horse candidate could be Christie
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

It is possible that Donald Trump may not be able to garner the 1,237 delegate votes needed to win the July Republican convention nomination on the first ballot. If Trump doesn't get to the 1,237-delegate threshold, there is a myriad of convention scenarios. Some are almost as frightening as Donald Trump emerging as the Republican presidential nominee.

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Success of Trump's candidacy is national disgrace
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The success of the Trump candidacy is largely the result of a lack of character and courage in America. Over and over again Donald Trump has demeaned and denigrated various groups and his obsequious minions have continued to flock to his events and vote for him. It is frankly beyond my comprehension that hundreds of thousands of my fellow citizens would be willing to vote for a candidate who has repeatedly and blatantly besmirched the character of Mexicans, Muslims and women.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Trump is wrong for America
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

For a number of years, I have seen income inequality as the seminal issue of our time.  The continued concentration of wealth in a small sliver of society (the top one-tenth of 1 percent, owning nearly as much as the bottom 90 percent), is tearing away the common purpose that binds our nation of immigrants together.  Even before Thomas Piketty's "Capital in the Twenty-First Century" demolished the sacred conservative myth that America continues to be a meritocracy in which wealth is earned the old-fashioned way, I came to the realization that the growing concentration of wealth has begun to unravel the basic fabric of America. 

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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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