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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We have not yet passed the midway point in the second term of the Obama presidency, yet a constant topic is who will replace President Obama when his time in the Oval Office is up. Democrats and Republicans are prematurely obsessing over the 2016 presidential race.

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By Irwin Stoolmacher

New Jersey faced a shortfall of more than $800 million for the budget period that ended June 30, and another $1.2 billion shortfall for this fiscal year. In an effort to close the budget gap, the governor reduced the state’s payment to the state pension fund by nearly $900 million - to $696 million from $1.6 billion.

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As history repeats itself, it matters how the world responds
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

It is uncanny how history repeats itself. The Grolier Club in New York City recently presented an exhibit that celebrated the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. Called “The Power of Words and Images in a World at War,” it displayed more than 200 documents, broadsides, letters, maps, posters, telegrams and propaganda that reflected the reality of war and what people were seeing and saying at the time.

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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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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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