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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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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What was Obama thinking? No high-ranking envoy linked arms at Paris unity rally
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

President Barack Obama’s decision not to go himself or to send a high-ranking American to the unity rally and solidarity march against radical Islamic terrorism in Paris, which was attended by more than 3.7 million people and led by the heads of 40 countries, was puzzling.

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There's nothing wrong with exercising party discipline
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

Democratic Mercer County Freeholder and Vice Chairman Sam Frisby made a prudent political decision not to challenge his party’s choice to replace Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman in the New Jersey Assembly. The Democratic Party leadership had all but promised the seat to former freeholder and current Mercer County Democratic Chairwoman Liz Muoio who, aside from being qualified and experienced, has labored successfully for a number of years in the vineyards of Mercer County party politics.

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Race, policing the nation and Hillary Clinton's potential candidacy
The Times of Trenton Newapaper
By Irwin Stoolmacher

The deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner and the questionable grand jury decisions that declined to indict the officers who shot them could have serious consequences for Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations. Minimally, the tragic events and their aftermath may give some life to progressive Democrats who have been reluctant to throw their hat in the ring because of a perceived inevitability of Clinton’s candidacy.

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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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