With a growing number of people being impacted by hunger throughout the city, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T.A.S.K) is doing its part to make sure the less fortunate don’t go without hot meals.
“We continue to closely monitor the developments surrounding the COVID-19 ‘CORONAVIRUS’ daily, as we do with any unusual event that affects our family of patrons and supporters. As always, the safety and well-being of those we serve, our staff and the people who make our work possible is of the greatest importance to our organization,” said Joyce E. Campbell, Trenton Area Soup Kitchen Executive Director. “TASK will provide meals from our side doors, as our dining room will be closed. If you are in need we are located at 72 ½ Escher Street in Trenton.”
TASK’s hardworking and dedicated staff have had to adjust operations and increase the frequency of cleaning and sanitation in order to maintain a healthy environment. Such maintenance includes the cleaning of “high-touch” surfaces (such as doors, door handles, and chairs) and high traffic and communal spaces.
Even with adjustments being made and volunteer work having been put on hold as of March 16th, the remaining staff at TASK are working diligently to make sure everyone who comes in needing food is supplied with two meals per day.
In addition to groceries and hot meals, the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen and other non-profits in the area handing out food are also making sure that individuals receive bars of soap. The belief is that people in need of food may also not have access to essentials like a bar of soap, so handing it out with food kills two birds with one stone.
TASK is also asking those who are able to donate even a little bit of money to do so via their website in hopes that they can continue to aid those who so desperately need it during this difficult time. It is important that we take the time to think about others and help those who are less fortunate in any way that we can.
“In our nearly 40 years of service, TASK has never turned away anyone who has come to us for a meal and we have no intention of breaking this tradition now,“ added Campbell.
For more information please visit the TASK website at, http://www.trentonsoupkitchen.org/