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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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Groceries and Meals to Those in NeedDuring September, we distributed 7,481 grab-and-go meals (a more than 40 percent increase over last year at this time) to individuals, families, the homebound, children from the Monmouth County Boys… View Article Read More
VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHTMany thanks to the wonderful volunteer kitchen crew. We would never be able to serve all the grab-and-go meals, six days a week, without our volunteers. We appreciate their commitment… View Article Read More
Your Vote, Your RightHere is a link to step-by-step instructions on voting by mail in the 2020 Election on November 3rd. Read More
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