About Us

At Lunch Break, we believe in the power of compassion and community to create positive change. Since our founding, we have dedicated ourselves to serving those in need in our community.

Who We Are

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As a caring community, Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills, and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond.

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We envision a world where every human being has a healthy meal, a warm home, an open heart, and the resources to achieve one’s unique potential.

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We serve everyone with compassion and dignity.

Our Programs Serve:

Everyone, regardless of age, with some programs targeted to specific groups. Our pillar services such as food, clothing, housing and life skills are essential basic human rights afforded to anyone seeking such assistance.

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We Operate In:

Our primary service areas are Monmouth & Ocean Counties, with some programs crossing county lines. Individuals from other regions are never turned away for basics such as pantry staples, hot meals, and clothing.

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Our Programs Include:

Community Kitchen | Your Choice Food Pantry | Clara's Closet Clothing | Lunch Break's Family Promise of Monmouth County | Back to School Backpacks | Kid’s Cooking Class | Community Wellness Fair | Womyn’s Worth | Mentoring | Holiday Toy Program | Homebound Meals | Life Skills | Alliance for Success | Health & Wellness

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