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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Sprinkles of Kindness!Thank you to Nut Swamp Elementary School in Middletown for this sweet surprise for our families in need! What a delicious treat to add to our grab-and-go meals. Students, parents… View Article Read More
Building Blocks for Remote LearningRed Bank business owner Billy Millington of The Millington Group consulting firm and his talented friend Patrick Bek-gran teamed up to do something to make remote learning a bit more… View Article Read More
Cooking With My Hero Series: Turkey MeatballsIn this installment of the Lunch Break Children’s Cooking Class “Cooking With My Hero” series, our young chefs prepare Culinary Director Tyrone Burr’s Famous Turkey Meatballs. Chef Tyrone is well… View Article Read More
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