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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8 Myths about Hunger in America
New Jersey Newsroom
By Irwin Stoolmacher

There are many widely held false misconceptions about hunger in America. The first and most insidious is that there is no hunger in America. This myth is reinforced by the deniers like Rush Limbaugh who on his syndicated radio show said: “The idea that there is perpetual hunger out there [in America] is a myth and a lie….”

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Opinion: The success of teamwork - on and off the court
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Any basketball aficionado has got to be sad that the NBA season has come to an end, but also enamored with how the San Antonio Spurs played in the finals. They exemplified the kind of high basketball IQ that comes to mind when we think of the old Knicks teams of Red Holzman and Princeton basketball under Pete Carril.

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Opinion: Democratic primary candidates for N.J.'s 12th Congressional District ran an unusual race
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The primary race to replace Rush Holt in the 12th Congressional District was highly unusual. It featured four Democratic candidates — Upendra Chivukula, Bonnie Watson Coleman, Linda Greenstein and Andrew Zwicker — all of whom ran as unabashed progressives (the preferred term to “liberals” nowadays).

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Opinion: Ten positive steps Trenton's next mayor can take to get city back on track
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

On Tuesday, the voters of Trenton will decide who will lead their city for the next four years. I hope the voters make their choice based on an evaluation of which candidate they believe has the ability, the vision and a plan that can reduce crime, improve the school system and address best the root causes of poverty in Trenton.

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Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time
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By Robbie Couch

Letting homeless people sleep on the streets has never made sense morally. Now, more evidence has surfaced showing it doesn't make much sense financially either.

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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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