Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
Several years ago, a few members of St. Matthew's began volunteering their services at the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen. This grew from an informal effort to a once per month organized endeavor to reach the needy of Trenton.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T. A. S. K., Inc.) is a charitable, non-profit organization whose mission is to respond to the needs of people in the Trenton area by 1) providing meals to all those who are hungry, 2) providing services to encourage self-sufficiency and improve quality of life, 3) informing the wider community of the needs of the hungry, and 4) advocating for resources to meet these needs.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen was founded in the early 1980's by a small group of individuals from local churches and service organizations. Their goal was to feed the truly needy people of Trenton five days a week. On a cold day in January of 1982, sixty hungry people gathered for the free meal in the basement of a Trenton church. By the end of that year, more 40,000 meals had been served. No one knew there were so many hungry people in Trenton.
Since then, the activities of TASK have expanded to include outreach programs such as adult education, computer training, health care counseling, screening and referrals, social services, children's activities, and arts and crafts.
A small group from St. Matthew's feeds lunch to the needy on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. If you would like to volunteer your time at T.A.S.K., please contact Bob Holmes at (609) 730-8354 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information can be found at: trentonsoupkitchen.org.