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“May the Schwartz Be With You!”

“May the Schwartz Be With You!”
October 4, 2021

Thank you to Jon and Jay Schwartz of Schwartz Mazda for their generosity in helping to refill our diaper container. Because of local businesses such as Schwartz Mazda and their philanthropic leaders, we are able to provide vital resources for our families struggling with food and financial insecurities.

Knitter Extraordinaire, Iris Yancis

Knitter extraordinaire Iris Yancis
October 4, 2021

Knitter extraordinaire Iris Yancis always shares her beautiful handmade baby blankets and clothing with our families and their little ones. Iris and her granddaughter (pictured with volunteer Judi O’Keefe) delivered the items for Clara’s Closet — just in time for the cool weather. Now, our young ones can snuggle in some warm woolens. Thank you, Iris!

Thank you to Brianna and Ryan Johnson

Thank you to Brianna and Ryan Johnson
October 1, 2021

Thank you to Brianna and Ryan Johnson, seniors at Colts Neck High School, for sponsoring a neighborhood diaper and wipes drive. This brother-and-sister team collected nearly 77 pounds of much-needed supplies for our families with newborns and infants. They also dropped off a gift card and a monetary donation. Mom Sharon says: “We hope this helps those in need!” And... View Article

Lunch Break is Proud to Honor Komar

Lunch Break is Proud to Honor Komar
September 30, 2021

Lunch Break is proud to honor Komar, a global leader in the design, sourcing manufacturing and distribution of apparel, at our 2021 annual Fall Gala on Oct. 15th at the Count Basie Center for Arts and Education in Red Bank. In 1908, Komar was founded on the guiding principle of “real values,” which is evident in its concern for the... View Article

Volunteer Team at FoodStock NJ Donated 700lbs of Food

the wonderful volunteer team at FoodStock NJ for donating 700 pounds of food for our pantry
September 30, 2021

Thank you to the wonderful volunteer team at FoodStock NJ for donating 700 pounds of food for our pantry. FoodStock NJ, a longtime supporter of Lunch Break, champions the needs of our food-insecure community members. We appreciate the organization’s commitment to our mission!

It Takes Just One Young Man to Inspire a Community of Givers

Aiden organized a food drive
September 29, 2021

It takes just one young man to inspire a community of givers. And that’s exactly what Aiden, a Thompson Middle School student, did. Aiden organized a neighborhood rice and beans drive and shared his donations with our families in need. Thank you to Aiden and his neighbors for caring about the well-being of our community!

Job seeking?


September 28, 2021

Monmouth County Workforce Development In Person Fall Job Fair 2021 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29th at Brookdale Community College, Collins Arena, Parking Lot 7. Full, part-time and temporary employment and internship opportunities available. Event is free; registration is not required. Masks and social distancing required. For more information click here.

The Sun was Shining on Saturday at Howell Day & Green Fair

The sun was shining on Saturday at Howell Day & Green Fair
September 28, 2021

The sun was shining on Saturday at Howell Day & Green Fair at Soldier Memorial Park. And that wasn’t the only bright spot of the day. Lunch Break staff and volunteers were on hand, offering fair-goers an opportunity to learn more about our mission to assist community members struggling with financial and food insecurities. Your social media reporter hears the... View Article

Lunch Break is Proud to Honor John and Robin Klein

Lunch Break is Proud to Honor John and Robin Klein
September 28, 2021

Lunch Break is proud to honor John and Robin Klein at our 2021 annual Fall Gala on Oct. 15th at the Count Basie Center for Arts and Education in Red Bank. John (past Board President) and Robin (Board member) have been longtime supporters of our vital food security, social service and Life Skills programs. Because of their commitment and compassion,... View Article

Calling all witches, warlocks, monsters and fairy godmothers!

Calling all witches, warlocks, monsters and fairy godmothers!
September 27, 2021

Have a costume or two you can share with our families? Lunch Break is accepting new and gently used costume donations from 10 a.m. to noon, Fridays ONLY through Oct. 22nd. Please drop off your donations at our headquarters, 121 Drs James Parker Blvd., Red Bank. See flyer for details. Thank you!