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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News, Updates & More
Lunch Break is Proud to Honor Carol StillwellLunch Break is proud to honor Carol Stillwell, President and CEO of Stillwell-Hansen, Inc., at our 2021 annual Fall Gala on Oct. 15th at the Count Basie Center for Arts… View Article
Volunteer Spotlight: Alex JonesMeet Alex Jones, a volunteer for our Life Skills Center and Client Choice pantry. Alex enjoys dividing her time between the two important programs, assisting clients with their basic needs,… View Article
Sponsor A Family’s Meal For the HolidaysHere’s How … It’s not too early to start talkin’ turkey. If you’d like to sponsor a family’s holiday meal, please see flyer for details on shopping list and delivery… View Article
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