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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
We are so grateful to participants in the Ridge Road RunWe are so grateful to participants in the Ridge Road Run who brought 182 pounds of healthy foods to the starting line for us. They help our community members get… View Article
Thank you to the good folks at FoodStock NJThank you to the good folks at FoodStock NJ — the grassroots community effort dedicated to helping community members struggling to put food on their tables due to the current… View Article
Lunch Break’s leadership retreat was a great timeA great time was had by all who attended Lunch Break’s leadership retreat for Board members and managers. Featured among the day’s activities were interactive sessions with members of the… View Article
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