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July 21, 2021

We are in week #1 of Gannett Foundation’s “A Community Thrives” Crowd Funding Challenge and need to raise at least $6,000 by Aug. 19th to be considered for a $25,000 Community Thrives grant. Your contribution will help your neighbors in need reach their goals: Employment & health care training College diploma Permanent housing English As A Second Language U.S. Citizenship... View Article

Thank you to Amboy Bank and The Amboy Foundation For the Grant


July 21, 2021

Thank you to Amboy Bank and The Amboy Foundation for their generous grant in support of our operations. Amboy Bank and The Amboy Foundation are longtime supporters of Lunch Break’s mission and we value their partnership. Pictured from left: Red Bank Branch Manager Eric Bunch; Lunch Break Grant Writer Jennifer Jones; Lunch Break Executive Director Gwen Love and Board Member... View Article

Stuff A Backpack Drive 2021


July 20, 2021

Lunch Break kitchen volunteer — and state finalist for Miss New Jersey USA 2021 — Kristen Hunt has collected more than 20 stuffed backpacks for the food security and social service resource organization’s Stuff A Backpack 2021 drive and is still counting. Kristen, a sophomore at The College of New Jersey, is pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and... View Article

Thank you Dani and Brian for the Donation of Pet Food

Thank you Dani and Brian for the Donation of Pet Food
July 20, 2021

Thank you to Neptune City Council members Dani Pappas and Brian Thomas for the generous donation of pet food. Pet food, among the more costly grocery items, is always requested. This donation is a wonderful way to keep our pet supply stocked so our furry friends won’t go hungry!

EMACC’s Christmas in July


July 19, 2021

Mark your calendar for EMACC’s Christmas in July from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, July 27th at the Elk’s Club, Front Street, Red Bank. The evening will feature live music, drinks, dinner and dancing and a bonfire. The cost is $40 for EMACC members or $50 for future members. Proceeds benefit Lunch Break.For tickets click here.

Kid’s Family Fun Day Today!

Join us for Kid’s Family Fun Day
July 17, 2021

Kid’s Day fun begins at 10 a.m. and continues through 1 p.m. today at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank. Healthy treats, outdoor activities, games, and a vaccination clinic for ages 12 and older, courtesy of Parker Family Health Center, are planned. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and masks are required. Join us!

Join us for Kid’s Family Fun Day

Join us for Kid’s Family Fun Day
July 15, 2021

Join us on Saturday, July 17th from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for Kid’s Family Fun Day at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank. Healthy treats, outdoor activities, games, and a vaccination clinic for ages 12 and older, courtesy of Parker Family Health Center, are planned. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and masks are required. See... View Article

Cooking With My Hero – Watermelon & Cucumber Salsa


July 14, 2021

In this installment of Lunch Break Children’s Cooking Class “Cooking With My Hero,” our junior chefs prepare Lunch Break Culinary Director Tyrone Burr’s Watermelon & Cucumber Salsa — a summertime treat that pairs well with chicken, seafood and, of course, tortilla chips.For the recipe, click here. To view the video on our YouTube Channel.

Thank you Greek Eats for the 200 meal donation


July 14, 2021

Thank you to the team at Greek Eats in Shrewsbury for donating 200 meals. Greek Eats has been a wonderful partner in helping us serve wholesome, delicious cuisine to our families in need. And healthy Greek-inspired options are an awesome treat!