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Masquerading as The Lady Maskateers for Lunch Break

The Lady Maskateers for Lunch Break
May 28, 2020

These ladies wanted to be “unmasked” so that Lunch Break could benefit from this generous and cute donation of cheerful face coverings. Thank you for thinking of our safety and well being! Virtual hug!

Happy Birthday Evelyn! And … Lunch Break, too!!

Evelyn sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive
May 28, 2020

Thank you to Evelyn for sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive as a way to celebrate her birthday with friends and family. It was so thoughtful and kind of Evelyn to share her birthday with our families. And thank you to Mom for sending this adorable photo! It’s because of young people such as Evelyn, who care so much about the well... View Article

Team Grassi for FoodStock-Up

Team Grassi for FoodStock-Up
May 27, 2020

Thank you to Nick and Ally Grassi of Little Silver for organizing a FoodStock-Up drive and donating 260 pounds of non-perishables for our pantry. And thanks to Mom for sharing this great photo. Good teamwork!If you’d like to sponsor a FoodStock-Up Drive during the summer — our most critical season — please contact Millie Jeter at mjeter@lunchbreak.org

Life Saver in A Sack

Life Saver in A Sack
May 26, 2020

Thank you to Stacy Wiener, founder of S.A.C.K. (Supporting A Community With Kindness) of Allenhurst, for the Soapsacks donation! Not only are they cheerful, these soaps will protect our families from contracting or spreading COVID-19 with proper hand sanitizing. It’s a life-saving gift! Big virtual hug to Stacy!

NJ Musicians Sing in Support of Families in Need

“Stay at Home” Online Music Festival
May 21, 2020

Please check out this special three-day Memorial Weekend star-studded lineup of performers during New Jersey Musicians “Stay at Home” Online Music Festival on behalf of Lunch Break, May 23-25th.Featured musicians include Brian Kirk – Brian Kirk & the Jirks; Michael Ghegan – Supertramp; Glenn Stuart – Bstreet Band; Eddie Testa – Eddie Testa Band; Jim “Spaz” Garcia – The Nerds;... View Article

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Mary Ann LaSardo

Mary Ann LaSardo
May 19, 2020

Life Skills Manager Mary Ann LaSardo Mary Ann, among staff working from home, is focusing on shifting many Life Skills programs to virtual during this pandemic. She, Life Skills Coordinator Eleanor Herdeen and the Program team also are gearing up for processing applications for the COVID-19 Fund Phase II.Much of what has occupied Mary Ann’s time has been assisting clients... View Article

Thank you! Nick to the rescue for FoodStock-Up

Nick Huisman
May 18, 2020

Thank you to Nick Huisman for sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive in his Tinton Falls neighborhood and for providing us with this great photo! Nick and his neighbors donated 225 pounds of food to help stock our pantry for the families who need us most during school recess.Thanks to all! If you’d like to organize a drive, contact Millie Jeter at... View Article

Art with Heart

Approaching Storm
May 18, 2020

Thank you to the 30-plus artists who donated more than 75 works of art in support of Lunch Break. And congratulations and thanks to all those who supported our organization through this fabulous mixed-media auction! 

Thank you! EVERYDAY HERO, Chuck Watson

Chuck Watson
May 18, 2020

Director of Operations Charles “Chuck” Watson is fairly new to Lunch Break, having come to us with a background in hospital administration, specifically infectious diseases.Chuck has been on the front lines and an incredible support to Lunch Break during this pandemic. He has helped navigate the ship through this storm, quickly establishing procedural modifications to ensure the safety of clients,... View Article

Jon and Tracey Stewart donate Hockhockson Farm Foundation’s First Harvest

Jon and Tracey Stewart
May 14, 2020

Thank you to Tracey and Jon Stewart and the Hockhockson Farm Foundation for sharing its first harvest of the season with those who need it most in our community. Lunch Break appreciates your collaborative partnership, shared values and commitment to the well being of our community. We couldn’t do it without YOU!