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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

This Is Why We Break

News, Updates & More

  • From our heart to yours!

    Client Choice pantry volunteer Beth came across this heart-shaped spud while sorting produce in the pantry. Was it a coincidence? Or can we truly believe it’s a sign of love?… View Article Read More
  • Men’s Resource Days

    JBJ & PBC Warming Center Men’s Resource Days are 4th Tuesday of each month November-December at PBC Annex Building, 166-168 Shrewsbury Avenue, Red Bank. Read More
  • Thank You Acme in Little Silver

    Thank you to the wonderful folks at Acme in Little Silver for providing 50 turkey dinners, including all the traditional trimmings, for our families struggling with financial insecurity.These meals will… View Article Read More

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