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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Trentonian Newapaper

A Progressive Perspective: The Democrats Could Lose in 2020
Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Donald Trump has been, by far, the worst President in my lifetime. I’ve previously described him as nefarious, wicked, evil, vile, foul, abominable, odious, depraved, monstrous, fiendish, diabolical, unspeakable and despicable. He is an amoral lying unethical demagogue who has no compulsion what-so-ever to use racism and xenophobia to further his aims. Yet, I believe there is a good chance he will be re-elected President in 2020, in spite of the Democrats excellent showing in the mid-year elections.

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Trentonian Newapaper

Why the Border Wall Now?
Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Why all of a sudden is President Trump fixated on erecting a border wall on our southern border when there is not a scintilla of evidence that we are being flooded by hoards of illegal immigrants entering from Mexico? What changed since the President launched his campaign for the presidency three and a half years ago? Why was he willing to shut down the government over something that he could have gotten fairly easily during the first two years of his presidency when the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress?

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Trentonian Newapaper

Issues I’m not sure about
Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

I am generally not wishy-washy on most issues There are, however, four issues that I’m not sure where I stand on – how to make baseball more appealing, term limits for elected officials, addressing the overabundance of deer in my home town and whether marijuana should be legalized.

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Trentonian Newapaper

The 2020 Presidential Election: Bloomberg My Choice at this Juncture
Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Former Ohio governor and 2016 Republican presidential candidate John Kasich and Starbuck’s billionaire CEO, Howard Shultz, both have indicated they are “seriously considering” a possible third-party presidential challenge. The $64,000 question is whether a third-party ticket could do more than just act as spoiler for one of the other two parties.

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Trentonian Newapaper

Trenton gets little for supporting New Jersey government
Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Trenton, New Jersey’s state Capital, faces the same core issues that many older northeast cities are grappling with – aging dilapidated infrastructure i.e., crumbling roads, bridges, sewers and water systems; poorly performing schools; high crime; a lack of affordable housing; and a dearth of employment opportunities.

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Helping the working poor pay the rent
Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Much debate has taken place over the last few months concerning raising the minimum wage in New Jersey to $15 an hour. The sticking point in the debate centered on the type of employees covered by the minimum wage legislation and what the phase-in period should be. Super markets and roller staking rinks, that employee lots of teens, rightfully felt strongly that the legislation should have a carve-out for unskilled youngsters who were 16-18 years of age.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Editorial: Proposed cuts to food program are immoral
By NCR Editorial Staff

Sometimes it feels hard to keep up with the myriad scandals swirling around the Trump White House. From alleged payoffs to a porn star and ongoing inquiries into Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election, the headlines come at a dizzying pace. The lurid spectacle of it all should not blind us to actual policy scandals that make a mockery of the administration's laughable claim to being "pro-life."

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NJ Spotlight

Op-Ed: Drastic SNAP Cuts Would Be Devastating Domestic Disaster
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

In New Jersey, some 850,000 people receive more than $1 billion annually from SNAP to help buy food. Converting the program to a block grant would slash funds

Hunger affects one out of seven American men, woman, and children. Some 42.2 million Americans live in food-insecure households, including more than 13 million children. For this reason, America faces a potentially devastating domestic malnutrition disaster if the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly known as the Food Stamp program) is converted to a block grant program and funding is slashed by $150 billion over 10 years.

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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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