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We serve everyone with dignity and compassion.
Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond.
We Serve Everyone With Dignity and Compassion
In January 1983, 35 people gathered at the Friends Meeting House in Shrewsbury to discuss the issue of hunger in Monmouth County. Lead by Mrs. Norma Todd for over 25 years, they committed themselves to help the community members who find it difficult to provide the bare necessities for their families.
We continue to serve our community members in need to this day, with the same passion, dedication, and community support which is the foundation established by Mrs. Todd years ago. Several programs have been added to the Lunch Break roster of services in recent years, such as the Children’s Cooking Class Program and the Saturday breakfast. Our vision is to lead the region as the comprehensive food, nutrition, and life skills resource for community members in need.
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“Your kindness may seem simple to you, but it means everything to me”.
– Jane | Lunch Break Guest
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Fresh fish and more from Trader Joe’sA great, big shout out to Trader Joe’s for the incredible assortment of fresh salmon, scallops, swordfish, poultry and sausages. What a treat for our families! We appreciate the company’s… View Article Read More
Masks for the Whole FamilyThis clever gift of masks in various sizes is so thoughtful! There’s one to outfit every member of the family! These masks and the many other donations we receive are… View Article Read More
When Lunch Break Is In Need Teak Is A Friend Indeed!We love Teak in Red Bank! This great restaurant has provided meals for our neighbors in need during the pandemic and has always been a huge Lunch Break supporter. Even… View Article Read More
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