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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Volunteer Recognition Week: Our Front-line TeamIt’s Volunteer Recognition Week and Lunch Break NJ is honoring its front-line team! We are grateful for all those who are committed to serving their community, while offering hope and… View Article
Online Art Auction: Artists Open Hearts for Lunch BreakArtists Open Hearts for Lunch Break Online Art Auction April 30th-May 9th, 2021 Lunch Break will host its second annual online Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break fundraiser April 30th-May… View Article
Thanks to Girl Scout Daisy Troop 60003 For Their Delivery of 2,000 Boxes of CookiesWe would like to extend a very special thank you to Girl Scout Daisy Troop 60003 for their delivery of 2,000 boxes of cookies! Their cookie sales were matched by… View Article
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