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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Emilio Papa: One of kind
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

On July 10, Emilio Papa passed on. Based on my standards of propriety, decency and morality Emilio was one of the most decent gracious, humble, and compassionate person I have ever known. He was absolutely one of a kind.

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New Jersey Newsroom

N.J.'s pension crisis: Gov. Chris Christie got what he wanted
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

In a torturous 5-2 ruling the New Jersey Supreme Court found that Chapter 78, the highly vaunted "historic compromise" that the governor and Legislature struck to save the state's pension system, was flawed because it established a contractual obligation to pay billions into pension funds that violates the debt limitation clause of the state constitution.

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New Jersey Newsroom

'Natural' politicians not a valued commodity
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

When it comes to food products nowadays something new has replaced the once iconic "Good Housekeeping" seal of approval. That is the term "natural," which is popping up everywhere. The adjective is becoming ubiquitous according to author Michael Pollan, who, in a recent article titled "Altered State," explores the "misuse of the adjective in marketing such edible oxymorons as "natural" Cheetos Puffs, "all-natural" Sun Chips, "all-natural" Naked Juices, "100 percent all-natural" Tyson chicken nuggets and so forth.

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Stay engaged and keep up the good fight until the very end
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

At 68, I still have a few items left on my bucket list. Assuming my physical and mental health does not dramatically deteriorate over the next few years, I have a shot at accomplishing all of them, except one: delivering a college commencement speech.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Clinton cannot be a cautious champion for change
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

As we all know, Hillary Clinton is running for president. When she introduced herself to the voters of Iowa, she declared: "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion." Having been around for a quarter of a century in highly visible roles as first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state, Clinton is known by almost every voter, so the notion of introducing herself is really an oxymoron.

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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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