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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
This Is Why We Break
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Thank you to Middletown United Methodist Church & Backpack CrewA shout out and thank-you to the wonderful members of Middletown United Methodist Church & Backpack Crew for adopting our Family Promise families for the month of September. The generosity,… View Article
Lunch Break is proud to honor National Hispanic Heritage MonthLunch Break is proud to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month during Red Bank’s inaugural Hispanic Heritage Celebration. This wonderful event, organized by Red Bank Parks and Recreation and the Community… View Article
We are so proud of Resources Real EstateWe are so proud of our community business partner Resources Real Estate, the recipient of the 2022 LRE Award for Extraordinary Philanthropy. In partnership with the Carolyn Ozar-Diakon Foundation and… View Article
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