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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Why culture of corruption persists in New Jersey
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The recent 14-count federal indictment against New Jersey's senior Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez will, no doubt, trigger considerable discussion and a lot of lamenting about why New Jersey is so corrupt. Before ruminating on the topic here, I'll make one thing perfectly clear: I do not think the preponderance of New Jersey's politicians are corrupt.

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Alzheimer's disease: Dreaming a life back again
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

With the release of the movie "Still Alice," Alzheimer's disease, a form of dementia, is receiving a lot of attention. More than 5 million Americans live with this chronically progressive and fatal condition that generally affects people older than 65. Every 67 seconds, someone new develops the disease in the United States and 500,000 people die from it each year.

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Wedge issues such as immigration lure voters over the fence
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Wedge issues such as abortion, stem-cell research and immigration are often used to lure party loyalists who disagree with their party on a particular issue. According to the authors of "The Persuadable Voters," D. Sunshine Hillygus and Todd G. Shields, by targeting incongruent issues, contemporary presidential campaigns contribute "to more fragmented and polarized political agendas, as candidates now micro-target different messages to different groups of voters in an effort to win over cross-pressured swing voters."

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As voters' demographics change, so will the political landscape
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Demographics can have dramatic electoral consequences. The operative word in that sentence is "can." It depends on whether voters see a connection between their vote and an election outcome that will directly affect them. If they do not see a link between voting and a benefit to them, there is a strong likelihood they will not vote.

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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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