The holiday season is a special time when we can gather together with our loved ones and celebrate with food, family, and fellowship. However, although this is a happy time of year for many, the holidays can be a difficult time for families currently experiencing poverty or other hardships. When trying to find a way we can lend a helping hand this holiday, it may be overwhelming trying to determine how we can make the biggest difference. However, you do not have to go far from home to help fundamentally transform the lives of those in need. If you’re looking to lift up others this season, look no further than the Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) to help spread the love.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is currently collecting a number of items to help make the holiday season a happy time for our community’s most vulnerable residents. From warm clothes to wear to an assortment of foods to help keep bellies full, there are a number of ways you can help spread the love during this special time of year. Some of the items currently in-demand include:
- Gloves, scarves, and sock
- Skull caps (blue, gray, and black)
- Backpacks or drawstring bags
- Hoodies (men’s M-XXL in dark, neutral colors – no logos please!)
- Hygeniene bags for adults and children with full-size products
- For more information on what items are needed, please visit the TASK website, linked here: TASK Wish List.
- Children’s toys and games for ages infant through 10
- Gifts for pre-teens and teenagers appropriate for ages 11-17
- Holiday foods include frozen turkeys, boxed stuffing, juice, cranberry sauce, boxed macaroni and cheese, etc.
Please note that any donated items must be new, as TASK is not able to accept used items at this time. If you plan on donating, supplies can be dropped at the TASK headquarters, located at 72 1/2 Escher Street, Trenton, NJ 08609. Drop-offs can be made Monday through Thursday between 8:30am and 3:30pm, as well as on Fridays between 8:30am and 1:30pm. No appointment is necessary, but please be sure to drop of all items by December 8th in order to be included for the Holiday Wish List.
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen is a force for good in the Capital City, serving up hope since 1982. TASK provides locals in need with a number of critical resources, including no-questions-asked meal services, adult education, case management, job search assistance, and more. With over 36 meal sites and over 9,000 meals served each week, TASK plays an instrumental role in assuring that fewer folks go hungry in Trenton and beyond. To learn more about TASK and to find out how you can get involved, please visit their website, linked here: TASK – Home.
If you have questions or do not see an item on the TASK Wish List that you wish to donate, please contact (609) 695-5456 x114 before heading over to drop off your donations. No matter your donation big or small, your participation will help to spread joy to those who need it most in this season of gratitude and giving. Don’t delay, give today!
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