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A Great Loss

Ruth Bader Ginsberg
September 21, 2020

Lunch Break is saddened and heartbroken at the loss of this iconic human rights advocate, champion of gender equity and guardian of justice.  Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be remembered as a powerhouse for women’s rights and will forever stand as a defining role model for those who continue the pursuit of social justice. We wish her family much love and... View Article

S.A.C.K. -Full of Kindness

S.A.C.K. -Full of Kindness
September 21, 2020

Thank you to Stacy Wiener, founder of S.A.C.K., Supporting A Community with Kindness, for donating 360 rolls of Brawny paper towels.She was joined at Lunch Break by Lori Anne McLane, Executive Director of the United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties.  Stacy, along with volunteers, also makes a handy “soap sack”, a hand knit sack that holds a bar of... View Article

Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you to all
September 21, 2020

We can never say it enough and it never seems enough to say… Thank you to all of you, all of our supporters, friends, donors, advocates, believers….. Without all of you, we would not be able to continue assisting the thousands of families, children, seniors, veterans, single moms, single dads, employed, underemployed, unemployed… all impacted by the COVID crisis and... View Article

LWV Presents: “The Truth about Vote-by-Mail:” A Hot Topics Webinar

LWV Presents: "The Truth about Vote-by-Mail:" A Hot Topics Webinar
September 17, 2020

Your Vote, Your Right! On Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, at 7 PM, the League of Women Voters (LWV) will hold a timely webinar for voting in the time of COVID: The Truth about Vote By Mail. Guest speakers, from the NYU Brennan Center and the Monmouth County Board of Elections, will discuss the safety of voting by mail. The non-partisan... View Article

Soup Kitchen 411 Donates 900 Meals

Soup Kitchen 411 Donates 900 Meals
September 16, 2020

A great big shout-out to our friend and partner Soup Kitchen 411 for continuing to provide us with many delicious meals from our community restaurants for the past several months. Just this past week, they donated 900 meals! Soup Kitchen 411 is truly ️ Kitchen 411! Thank you, thank you!

Homemade Cookies

Homemade Cookies
September 16, 2020

Thank you to volunteer Lisa Thomson for baking these Lunch Break cookies for staff and volunteers! What a thoughtful — and delicious — surprise! How did you know, Lisa, we have so many cookie monsters — yum!#whywebreak #givelocal

Your Vote, Your Right

Your Vote, Your Right
September 15, 2020

Monmouth County Clerk Christine Giordano Hanlon shares information on completing your mail-in ballot in this informative video:

“Cooking With My Hero”: Double Chocolate Chip Cookies

Eden's Double Chocolate Cookies
September 15, 2020

In this YouTube video of the Lunch Break Children’s Cooking Class series “Cooking With My Hero,” Junior Chef Eden and her mom make their favorite version of Double Chocolate Chip Cookies. You may want to try making a batch or two!You can find the video here and the recipe here.

National Hispanic Heritage Month

National Hispanic Heritage Month
September 15, 2020

Today begins National Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration of the contributions of those tracing their roots to Spain, Mexico, Central America, South American and the Spanish-speaking nations of the Caribbean have made to American society and culture. As of 2019, Hispanics constituted 18.5 percent of the nation’s total population. New Jersey is one of 12 states with a population of... View Article

Represent New Jersey for the Next Decade

Represent New Jersey for the Next Decade
September 14, 2020

New Jersey’s communities are proud, diverse and GROWING. An accurate Census count captures a snapshot of NJ communities and ensures fair funding and accurate representation by elected officials. The results of this once-a-decade count determine the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. They also are used to draw and re-draw congressional and state legislative districts,... View Article