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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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    Upcoming Events At Lunch Break

    • March 1 @ 6:00 pm

      Poetry Slam and Soul Food Community Dinner

      Lunch Break Presents: Poetry Slam and Soul Food Community Dinner!Join us for a special Community Dinner celebrating Black History Month! Come listen to poetry, recite your original or favorite poems... View Article

    • March 2 @ 3:00 pm

      Food For Thought

      FREE EVENT: Lunch Break Food for ThoughtPLEASE BRING NON-PERISHABLE FOOD for the Lunch Break Your Choice Pantry. Featuring performances by NJ Symphony Chamber Players, Gaia Raga, Shinything, Padraic’s Joy, &... View Article

    • March 4

      Prom Attire Giveaway Registration

      Join us for our Prom Attire Giveaway and you can have everything you need to attend prom in style! We will give away formal wear and accessories for students in... View Article

    • May 3 @ 6:00 pm

      Night Without A Bed

      Did you know that in Monmouth County approximately 200 children are homeless on any given night? Every year in America, over 3 million children experience homelessness. Lunch Break and Family... View Article

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