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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Infuriating events in Ferguson, Mo., relay lessons for Trenton, N.J.
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

What transpired in Ferguson, Mo., is a tragedy. It is a tragedy for the family of Michael Brown, for the family of police officer Darren Wilson and for the fabric of our nation.

We may never know for sure what exactly precipitated the shooting and what transpired last month, in the moments before Wilson shot Brown six times.

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New Jersey Newsroom

Could Rep. Rush Holt make a legitmate run N.J. governor?
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

A true progressive, Rep. Rush Holt has represented his district extremely well in Congress. He has been a strong proponent of the environment, scientific research and early childhood education; a leader in the fight against climate change, and a forceful opponent of privatizing Social Security, excessive spying on Americans and the war in Iraq.

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New Jersey Newsroom

What happens if Hillary Clinton doesn't run for President?
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

If Hillary Clinton decides not to enter the race for the presidency in 2016, there could be a battle for the heart and soul of the Democratic Party between Wall Street-friendly centrists such as Andrew Cuomo and Cory Booker and anti-corporate populists such as Elizabeth Warren and Bill de Blasio.

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New Jersey Newsroom

The shifting politics of the war on poverty
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Fifty years ago, in his 1964 State of the Union address at the start of his first full term in office, President Lyndon Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty.” Underpinning the war on poverty was the notion that it was a primary responsibility of the federal government to improve the life, health and welfare of all of its citizens and to attempt to eliminate poverty.

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New Jersey Newsroom

8 Myths about Hunger in America
New Jersey Newsroom
By Irwin Stoolmacher

There are many widely held false misconceptions about hunger in America. The first and most insidious is that there is no hunger in America. This myth is reinforced by the deniers like Rush Limbaugh who on his syndicated radio show said: “The idea that there is perpetual hunger out there [in America] is a myth and a lie….”

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Stunning' Data Proves, Yet Again, Housing The Homeless Would Actually Save Taxpayers Big Time
The Huffington Post
By Robbie Couch

Letting homeless people sleep on the streets has never made sense morally. Now, more evidence has surfaced showing it doesn't make much sense financially either.

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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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