October 18, 2021
It was a Basie bash in Red Bank on Oct. 15th as Lunch Break honored the selfless work of community leaders on behalf of the financially and food insecure families who rely on us for everything from basic necessities to life skills training and mentoring. Because of support from our incredibly generous neighbors, together we’ve helped thousands regain their self-esteem... View Article
October 15, 2021
Thank you to First Energy and the corporation’s Women in Leadership initiative for spending the day volunteering in our various departments — from stacking shelves in the warehouse and pantry to helping pack and serve grab-and-go meals and assisting clients and donors with food pickups and donations. What an impressive group of volunteers! And thank you also to the 2,000-plus... View Article
October 14, 2021
Thank you to Bob Swisher and the incredible volunteer team at FoodStock NJ for the generous 3,500 pound donation of non-perishables for our pantry. FoodStock NJ, a grassroots community effort, assists with the needs of food-insecure community members who are struggling to afford basic necessities. Since FoodStock NJ was established in 2010, volunteers have collected hundreds of thousands of pounds... View Article
October 13, 2021
Thank you to Devon Metro for organizing a holiday meal drive so our families could enjoy a traditional feast complete with turkey and trimmings. This Middletown North High School sophomore marshaled support from fellow field hockey team members, as well as her neighbors, to collect 36 pounds of non-perishables. Devon is not only thoughtful, she has a big heart as... View Article
October 12, 2021
We have costumes … you decide witch to wear for Halloween. Whether you’re a ghost or a princess, we’ve got you covered at our Halloween Costume Give-Away from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 23rd at 121 Drs James Parker Blvd., Red Bank. Masks are required; all ages are welcome. Children must accompany parent or guardian. #whywebreak #givelocal
October 8, 2021
Lunch Break is proud to honor its more than 2,000 volunteers, some of whom put their own well-being at risk to serve their community members in need during the pandemic. These compassionate, generous folks are the backbone of our organization. We couldn’t do what we do without them! Special thanks to Volunteer Coordinator Angela Jackson for planning, organizing and helping... View Article
October 7, 2021
Check out these wonderful earthy spaghetti squash, often among some of the seasonal vegetables from which to choose in the fresh produce section of Lunch Break’s Client Choice pantry. This type of squash is a nutritious and delicious pasta alternative. See the recipe link below to try something new, exciting, and easy to make. Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash Recipe
October 7, 2021
We’re thrilled to share that Lunch Break received a local operating grant from USA TODAY NETWORK’s A Community Thrives initiative! A Community Thrives, which is part of the Gannett Foundation, supports non-profit organizations such as ours with projects focused on community building. This grant will be used to support operations.
October 7, 2021
Looking for some fall fashions for the family now that the chilly weather is upon us? Stop by Clara’s Closet Clothing Give-away from 10 a.m.-noon, Oct. 9th at Lunch Break, 121 Drs James Parker Blvd., Red Bank. Bring your own tote bag for your new styles! Masks are required. We also ask that you please maintain social distancing. Thank you!
October 5, 2021
Thank you to Andrew Longo for sponsoring a diaper and baby wipes drive for our families with little ones. Andrew, who is from Middletown, decided to make Lunch Break a beneficiary as part of his Confirmation service project. We appreciate Andrew’s support and also thank those who donated to this drive for their concern for our neighbors in need.