$15,000 in Grants Will Purchase Food and Provide Meals
ROBBINSVILLE, NJ –The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T.A.S.K.) feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its guests. Recent grants from the Investors Foundation and Roma Bank Community Foundation totaling $15,000 will provide food for some of the 5,800 meals T.A.S.K. serves each week at its primary facility on Escher Street and satellite locations in North Trenton, South Trenton, West Trenton, Hamilton, Hightstown, Princeton, and Yardville.
T.A.S.K. applied for the grants from the Investors and Roma Bank Community Foundations, which support non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013.
According to Executive Director Joyce Campbell, in addition to providing food, T.A.S.K. also works to help nourish the minds of its guests. T.A.S.K. offers an Adult Education Program (18 years and older) that provides one-on-one tutoring in basic literacy, math, High School Equivalency Test preparation, and computer skills. According to Campbell, “Volunteer tutors offer caring, friendly assistance.” Students meet with the program coordinator to set their own goals and timelines. All of the necessary materials - books, notebooks, pens, and even reading glasses – are provided by T.A.S.K.
“T.A.S.K. could not turn hunger to hope for our patrons without the financial support of Investors Bank and Roma Bank Community Foundation. They play a critical role in helping T.A.S.K. meet its mission,” said Campbell.
Investors Bank District Manager Linda Martin and Assistant Vice President and Hamilton Center City Branch Manager Jason LaViscount presented the checks to Campbell. “Investors is proud to support T.A.S.K. in its mission to feed those in the Trenton area who are food insecure,” said Martin. “We know that your efforts go beyond feeding the hungry, and extend to providing assistance so your guests can gain self-sufficiency.”
“T.A.S.K. not only feeds the hungry in the Trenton area,” explained LaViscount, “but offers hope and a vision of a better future for those it serves. The Investors and Roma Bank Community Foundations support your efforts as you work to strengthen the community.”
Photo Caption: Investors Bank District Manager Linda Martin (front row, left) and Assistant Vice President and Hamilton Center City Branch Manager Jason LaViscount (front row, right) recently presented grant checks from Investors Foundation and Roma Bank Community Foundation totaling $15,000 to Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T.A.S.K.) Executive Director Joyce Campbell (front row, center) and (second row, from left) Kitchen Coordinator Adam Livow, Food Services and Facilities Manager Paul Jensen, and Development and Community Relations Manager J Steinhauer. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013.
About the Investors Foundation
Investors Bank created the Investors Foundation in 2005 to support the communities Investors Bank serves. The Investors Foundation supports initiatives in the arts, youth development, health and human services, education and affordable housing. The Investors Foundation works to improve the lives of its customers and neighbors.
About the Roma Bank Community Foundation
Roma Bank created the Roma Bank Community Foundation in 2006. The Foundation continues today with support and administration from the Investors Foundation, which is associated with Investors Bank. Roma Bank became part of Investors Bank in December 2013. Roma Bank Community Foundation is dedicated to improving communities throughout Central and Southern New Jersey by supporting non-profit organizations that enrich the diverse communities served by Investors Bank. Roma Bank Community Foundation supports organizations involved in the arts, education, health & human services, and more.
About Investors Bank
Investors Bank, headquartered in Short Hills, New Jersey, is a full-service community bank that has been serving customers since 1926. With nearly $27 billion in assets and a network of more than 145 retail branches, Investors Bank delivers personalized services and products tailored to the needs of its customers. Investors Bank’s banking services include complete deposit, loan and cash management products for consumers and businesses.
Investors Bank: Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender.
About Trenton Area Soup Kitchen
The Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (T.A.S.K.) is a private, non-sectarian, charitable organization that depends almost entirely on the help of dedicated volunteers and generous financial support from individuals, churches, local businesses, and community organizations. T.A.S.K. provides more than 6,000 free meals per week to people in need in the Trenton area. The organization directs its activities toward helping patrons achieve healthier lifestyles and increase self-esteem and self-sufficiency. To this end, T.A.S.K., and agencies using its facility, provide a wide array of social, community, and health services. For more information, go to www.trentonsoupkitchen.org.