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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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Life Saver in A SackThank you to Stacy Wiener, founder of S.A.C.K. (Supporting A Community With Kindness) of Allenhurst, for the Soapsacks donation! Not only are they cheerful, these soaps will protect our families… View Article Read More
NJ Musicians Sing in Support of Families in NeedPlease check out this special three-day Memorial Weekend star-studded lineup of performers during New Jersey Musicians “Stay at Home” Online Music Festival on behalf of Lunch Break, May 23-25th.Featured musicians… View Article Read More
STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Mary Ann LaSardoLife Skills Manager Mary Ann LaSardo Mary Ann, among staff working from home, is focusing on shifting many Life Skills programs to virtual during this pandemic. She, Life Skills Coordinator… View Article Read More
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