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Junior Chef Diamond Presents Corn Strata

Junior Chef Diamond Presents Corn Strata
September 16, 2022

Junior Chef Diamond demonstrates a delicious way to incorporate the remainder of the fresh corn harvest into a tasty treat — Corn Strata.For more on our Children’s Cooking Class, click here. To view the video on our YouTube Channel Lunch Break NJ, click here.

Thank You Valentino Family/Kids Give for Sponsoring a Backpack Drive

Thank You Valentino Family/Kids Give for Sponsoring a Backpack Drive
September 16, 2022

Thank you to the Valentino family/Kids Give for sponsoring a backpack drive for our children in need of school supplies. We appreciate the generosity of groups such as the Valentino family and Kids Give for organizing a neighborhood/school drive on behalf of our financially-insecure families. Special thanks to all who donated, as well as Nicholas & Justin Valentino; Brendan Donnelly;... View Article

Family Promise Monthly Success Stories

Family Promise Monthly Success Stories
September 15, 2022

Family Promise Monthly Success Stories 4 families placed in permanent housing: 1 family claimed new apartment1 family secured a 3-bedroom apartment with five months’ saved rent 1 family secured a 3-bedroom apartment with two months’ saved rent 1 client saved enough rent money and found her own housing

Thank you OceanFirst Foundation

Thank you OceanFirst Foundation
September 15, 2022

Lunch Break is the grateful recipient of a 2022 Major Grant from OceanFirst Foundation to support our Capital Campaign and general operations. We rely on the generosity of corporate community partners such as OceanFirst to help sustain operations to meet our increasing demand. Thank you OceanFirst!

Calling All Future Chefs!

Calling All Future Chefs!
September 14, 2022

“Look Who’s Cooking” Tuesday sessions for children ages 5-12 will resume with a three-part virtual “Back to School” series beginning Sept. 20th, with subsequent sessions on Oct. 18th and Nov. 15th, all at 5 p.m. If you have a child who enjoys cooking, please consider enrolling them in this worthwhile program under the supervision of renowned Chef Tracy Turi and... View Article

Please support Monmouth County Meets the Needs Clothing Drive

Please support Monmouth County Meets the Needs Clothing Drive
September 13, 2022

Please support Monmouth County Meets the Needs Clothing Drive by donating gently used men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, including coats, winter accessories and shoes, through Saturday, Sept. 24th at Lunch Break, 121 Drs James Parker Blvd., Red Bank. Consult flyer for drop-off days and times.

Thank You Amboy Bank for the Generous Grant

Thank You Amboy Bank for the Generous Grant
September 13, 2022

Thank you to Amboy Bank for the generous grant on behalf of our food- and financially insecure community members. Grants from our corporate community partners help sustain operations and provide a foundation for our mission to break the cycle of poverty in Monmouth County and beyond. Joining Lunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love (center) are Red Bank Branch Manager Eric... View Article

Now Accepting Fall Clothing Donations

Now Accepting Fall Clothing Donations
September 12, 2022

Now accepting fall clothing donations: Thursdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m.-noon Lunch Break 121 Drs James Parker, Blvd., Red Bank Thank you for your support!

New date for Clara’s Closet Monthly Giveaway!

New date for Clara’s Closet Monthly Giveaway!
September 9, 2022

Saturday, Sep. 10th from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church (26 Sunset Ave., Red Bank). We’re getting more new fall fashions every day, so stop by and browse through our racks. As always, there’s never a charge and masks are required. Please bring your own tote bags. #whywebreak #givelocal

Lunch Break is Proud to Honor its Wonderful Staff!

Lunch Break is Proud to Honor its Wonderful Staff!
September 9, 2022

Lunch Break is proud to honor its wonderful staff! Special thanks to Board members, Carol Stillwell and Kevin Leahy for planning such a lovely afternoon; Kyle Ward for providing musical accompaniment; Suzanne Vreeland for capturing memorable moments in photos; and Teak, Red Bank, for the delicious lunch. Congratulations to Jill Gwydir-Govel, who was named Development Director. We wish her continued... View Article