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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New Jersey Newsroom

The insidious 'New Normal' is everywhere
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Lately I can't watch the news or a sporting event, pick up a newspaper or drive my car without getting really upset. I'm having trouble accepting the rapidly invading "new normal."

I'm blown away by the completely over-the-top reprehensible responses to the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris by a number of the Republican candidates, including the front-runners. Outlandish responses have included arming all of us with guns, closing mosques in the United States, bombing, not letting even a 5-year-old orphan into this country from Syria and banning all Muslims from entering the U.S.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Future of Liberty State Park needs transparency
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The Times recently reported that a billboard on East State Street, near the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) reads "Governor Christie, Liberty State Park is NOT FOR SALE."   The force behind the billboard is the Friends of Liberty State Park (FOLSP), an organization dedicated to advocating for, protecting, beautifying and promoting this truly special state park.  The billboard is meant to draw attention to the latest attempt to privatize and potentially commercialize portions of the park.

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New Jersey Newsroom

The Pope and Kim Davis
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

I, like millions of other Americans – Catholics and non-Catholics – got caught up in the pope pandemonium. I was especially taken by Pope Francis's passionate appeals to treat immigrants with dignity, reminding us that it was immigrants who built the United States.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Rutgers Football Rotten to the Core
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Something is rotten in New Jersey. It is the football program at Rutgers University.

In Shakespeare's Hamlet the officer of the palace guard says that "Something is rotten in the state of Denmark" after the ghost of the dead king appears over the palace walls. They are harkening that something is very wrong. They could have been talking about the state of the football program at Rutgers.

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New Jersey Newsroom

When the children are forgotten: The Newark School Fiasco
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

With a tremendous amount of fanfare five years ago, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $100 million donation to the Newark school district on the Oprah Winfrey Show with the Big Hairy Audacious Goal of fixing the public school system and making it a national model.

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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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