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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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Family Finds Hope for TomorrowIt’s a bright day for Tamara Lonon and her family, former residents of the Pan American motel. Thanks to the Life Skills Team and Cindy Sagosz of St. George’s-by-the-River Church,… View Article Read More
Foodtown’s Super SupportSuper Foodtown of Red Bank is, well, super! They have been a Lunch Break supporter for many years and amped up the assistance during the pandemic, providing lunches many times… View Article Read More
From Felicia’s Kitchen With LoveThank you to Felicia’s Kitchen for donating meals to help feed our neighbors in need. Felicia brought prepared lunches to Lunch Break for our grab and go meal service and… View Article Read More
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