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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
This Is Why We Break
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Monmouth County Vocational School District Culinary ArtsLunch Break NJ is proud of our talented young chefs from the Monmouth County Vocational School District. The MCVSD has been a longtime community partner in our efforts to break… View Article
Attention Shoppers/DonorsClara’s Closet Clothing Donations on Hold Through June 23rd Last Boutique Shopping Day is June 9th As a result of Lunch Break’s building construction, Clara’s Closet is temporarily suspending donations… View Article
Mentor Volunteers NeededLunch Break NJ needs mentors to support the Alliance For Success (AFS) youth program. The AFS program offers one-to-one mentoring and life skills workshops to high school students needing guidance… View Article
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Upcoming Events At Lunch Break
August 19 @ 9:00 am
Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge
Please join us for the Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge in honor of our 40th Anniversary on August 19, 2023 at Count Basie Field, 11 Henry St., Red... View Article
October 20 @ 6:30 pm
Celebrating The Legacy
Lunch Break Announces Jon Stewart to Host 2023 "Celebrating The Legacy" Fundraiser on Oct. 20th in Honor of the Social Service Organization's 40 Years of Community Service Executive Director Gwendolyn... View Article
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