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

First, the remote possibility of Donald Trump becoming president is making me very anxious. While it appears that the bookies are only giving him a 20 percent chance of winning, those odds are still far too high to abate the "fears I'm feelin' today" (to quote from Barry McGuire's iconic 70s song "Eve of Destruction").

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Thoughts on Trump & Clinton
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

People who deny scientifically established facts aren't necessarily less intelligent than those who rely heavily on facts to justify their opinions, positions and beliefs. Sara E. Gorman and Jack M. Gorman, in an interesting new book entitled Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us, explain why many people deny facts even in the face of compelling evidence.

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Different perspectives
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Liberals and conservatives have a completely different perspective of weltanschauung – a comprehensive view or personal philosophy of human life and the universe. They would be worlds apart on how they view a recent incident and court decision that came to my attention.

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Thoughts on FDR & Sanders
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

I was prompted to re-read Franklin D. Roosevelt's historic "Rendezvous with Destiny" acceptance speech before the 1936 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, after reading this month's covers story in The Political Bandwagon, a monthly newspaper for political memorabilia collectors.

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Thoughts on Christie & Trump
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Brexit is an abbreviation for "British exit" from the European Union which came about as a result of the June 23 referendum by British voters.  T&Ecut is an abbreviation for Governor Christie's June 21 proposal to cut out the provision in the New Jersey Constitution that requires a "thorough and effective" education for all of our state's children.  Both are examples of "blow up the system" approaches to solving very complex problems.

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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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