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 Palin, Trump, & Christie
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Some in the media have expressed the view that the emergence of Sarah Palin on the national scene foreshadowed the coming of Donald Trump – the lack of substance, her hostility to the media, her attacks on the "elites" and her bizarre cavalier respond to serious questions, e.g. what she knows about Russia?  Sarah Palin, "You can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska" and Donald Trump, "I know Russia well, I had a major event in Russia two or three years ago, Miss Universe contest."

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Why people like Trump
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Lots of different explanations have been forthcoming regarding the unexpected rise of Donald Trump.  Among the explanations I have seen include: his supporters despise Hillary and see him as having the best chance of defeating her; his supporters tend to be authoritarian personalities who are comfortable with his propensity to reduce everything to black-and-white terms; Trump is a marketing genius that has the ability to sell ice in the winter; the field of Republican candidates was just to big; the field of candidates was poor and none of the other candidates emerged as a strong forceful leader able to solve our nation's most pressing domestic and foreign problems.

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Menendez defiant in face of federal corruption indictment
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

On May 13, Senator Bob Menendez held his annual Meadowland campaign fundraiser which took in more than $600,000 for his 2018 reelection campaign.  According to his advisor Michael Soliman, "The breath and depth of support for Senator Menendez ... demonstrates his strength today and for years to come as he continues to fight for the people of New Jersey."

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New Jersey Newsroom

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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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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