Lunch Break has temporarily suspended donations of clothing and household items until further notice
Currently at this time we are only accepting money and nonperishable food items.
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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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Thank you First Energy and Women in Leadership Initiative For VolunteeringThank you to First Energy and the corporation’s Women in Leadership initiative for spending the day volunteering in our various departments — from stacking shelves in the warehouse and pantry… View Article
Thank you Bob Swisher and the Volunteer Team at FoodStock NJThank you to Bob Swisher and the incredible volunteer team at FoodStock NJ for the generous 3,500 pound donation of non-perishables for our pantry. FoodStock NJ, a grassroots community effort,… View Article
Thank You Devon Metro For Organizing a Holiday Meal DriveThank you to Devon Metro for organizing a holiday meal drive so our families could enjoy a traditional feast complete with turkey and trimmings. This Middletown North High School sophomore… View Article
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