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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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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New Jersey Newsroom

Turn up the heat on financial sector profiteers
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Recently, Warren Buffett, legendary chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said in an interview on CNBC that Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) "would be better if she was less angry and demonized less. I believe in 'hate the sin but love the sinner."

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New Jersey Newsroom

It ought to go without saying: Vicious political rhetoric demands vigorous response
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The comments former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani made regarding President Barack Obama's patriotism at a reception for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at New York's 21 Club were outrageous.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Hard to tell, but indictment of this senator might turn out differently
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was recently the subject of a 14-count federal indictment: eight counts of bribery, three counts of honest services fraud, one count of conspiracy, one count of violating the travel act and one count of making false statements. It is important to note that the senator was indicted on corruption charges - not convicted.

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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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