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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

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    Upcoming Events At Lunch Break

    • April 1 @ 9:00 am

      Easter Meal Basket & Ham Giveaway

      9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023 Parking lot of 10 James Parker Blvd., Suite 105 Lunch Break will distribute Easter meal baskets and hams — one ham and basket... View Article

    • April 4 @ 6:00 pm

      Lunch Break’s 40th Year of Serving the Community Celebration

      Join us for a fun evening to celebrate Lunch Break’s 40th year of serving the community. Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Birdsmouth Brewery, 675 Oceanport Way, Oceanport (Forth Monmouth) $40 per... View Article

    • April 15 @ 10:00 am

      Lunch Break's Annual Prom Giveaway

      Prom Giveaway Saturday, 4/15/2023 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. Free prom attire and tuxedos. Open to 8th-grade and... View Article

    • April 28 @ 6:00 pm

      Night Without A Bed

      We’re asking our youth to help Lunch Break’s Family Promise Program raise awareness and funds for homeless families. Join us for our “Night Without A Bed” on Friday, April 28,... View Article

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