Culinary Extravaganza

Get your summer swag on at the First Annual ‘Tastes of Summer’ Culinary Extravaganza at the newly remodeled Channel Club Catering Hall on West St, in Monmouth Beach on Thursday, March 2nd from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. A strolling event where guests can sample delicious food in a relaxing resort atmosphere with panoramic water views. The event will benefit Lunch Break, one of Monmouth County’s most vital social service agencies whose mission is to provide food, clothing and fellowship to those in need and lead them to self sustainability.

Tickets are $75 per person and features some of the area’s best restaurants and eateries including The Beach Tavern, The Bistro at Red Bank, Channel Club Catering Hall, Bahr’s Landing, Carlo’s Bakery (The Cake Boss), The Cheese Cave, Chocolate Carousel, Daisy Chocolates, Danny’s Steakhouse, Food Circus Caterers, The French Market, GREEK EATS, Hoffman’s Ice Cream, Langosta Lounge, Lunch Break, Merri-Makers, Rooney’s Oceanfront, Russell & Bette’s, Teak, Tommy’s Tap and Tavern and Trinchero Wines. The event will feature an acoustic set by Ces Picerno.

“The first of many to come, this year’s ‘Tastes of Summer’ will highlight some of the best local fare and at the same time, give back to our community,” said Gwendolyn O. Love, Executive Director of Lunch Break.  “The Channel Club Catering Hall offers supreme quality and understated elegance in an exclusive waterfront setting. Owners George Chrysanthopoulos and his entire family and staff are staunch supporters of Lunch Break and I encourage the community to join us at this fabulous event. Lunch Break will receive 100 percent of the ticket sales” she added.

For tickets, visit www.lunchbreak.org or call 732-747-8577 extension 3103.


Asbury Park Santa Run

The Santa Run is coming to Asbury Park on Saturday, December 10, 2016 to support Lunch Break. Race starts at 10:00am at Bradley Park located in Asbury Park. Click here to register for the Santa Run.



Holiday Toy Program (formerly Adopt-a-Family)

Beginning this year, the Holiday Toy Program registration will only be open to clients who have utilized Client Choice Pantry and/or Clara’s Clothing services FROM JANUARY 1 thru APRIL 30, 2016. 

If you have not utilized out services during the time frame required, there are other non-profits in the area to assist with your holiday gift needs. Some include: Love Inc., Madonna House, Horizons, Family & Children Services, and the Salvation Army.

Registration opens October 10, 2016 and ends October 29, 2016. FOR MONMOUTH COUNTY CLIENTS ONLY

Days of Registration: MUST sign in by 4:20 p.m.

Monday: 2:30-4:30pm

Tuesday: 2:30-4:30pm

Thursday: 2:30-4:30pm

Friday: 2:30-4:30pm

Saturday: 1:00-3:00pm


Required Documents: No Exceptions

**Proof of ID, Proof of Address, Original Birth Certificates, School Enrollment Letter (for school aged students)**

Registration must be done in person. We do not keep records from previous year. 


Suited for Success & Special Occasion Giveaway

Are you in need of professional attire or plan on attending a special occasion? If so, join us at our Suited for Success & Special Occasion Giveaway from 7-8:30pm. Register to Melia Owens at 732.747.8577, ext 3022 or mowens@lunchbreak.org by November 14, 2016.



The White Road Cup Flag Football Games

Join the fun and help Lunch Break tackle hunger in our community.

Little Silver residents will square off against Shrewsbury residents in a series of flag-football games for all ages. The games will be played on turf, under the lights at Count Basie Field in Red Bank. All proceeds are donated to Lunch Break.



Lunch Break Annual Community Picnic & Softball Event

Lunch Break is hosting an Annual Community Picnic/Softball event at the Count Basie field on Saturday, August 20th from 10 – 2:30 pm.

If you are interested in sponsoring this event or a team or playing as a member of a team, please contact Millie Jeter at Mjeter@lunchbreak.org / 732-747-8577 x 3102 for more detail

Lake House Music All-Star Youth Band from Asbury Park will be playing at the event.  Come Join us and be part of the fun.

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The Giving Tables

Town & Country Kitchen and Bath is proud to host its second annual The Giving Tables, a special event with table settings designed by local designers to benefit Lunch Break.