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Gwendolyn Love will be Honored as Women of Achievement

Gwendolyn Love will be Honored as Women of Achievement
April 1, 2021

The Northern Monmouth County Branch of the American Association of University Women will honor Lunch Break Executive Director Gwendolyn Love and 180 Turning Lives Around Executive Director Anna Diaz-White as Women of Achievement during the virtual Scholarship Event at noon on Thursday, April 29th.For tickets click here or visit here.

Thank You Stacy and the Holistic Moms For Their Easter Basket Donations

Thank You Stacy and the Holistic Moms For Their Easter Basket Donations
April 1, 2021

Thank you to Stacy Joyce and the Holistic Moms for their donation of Easter baskets for our recent give-away. Special thanks to Stacy’s son for assisting Mom with the delivery. The give-away was so successful: More than 900 baskets were distributed to Lunch Break and outreach partners, including the Pan American Motel, agencies and churches. Many children were the recipients... View Article

A Quote From An Anonymous Client

A Quote From An Anonymous Client
March 31, 2021

Lunch Break NJ’s efforts to clothe, feed, and empower our community members has remained unwavering amid the pandemic, as this client wrote, expressing gratitude and appreciation for helping ease some of her burdens.

Thank You to These Students who Donated 125 Baskets

Thank You to These Students who Donated 125 Baskets
March 31, 2021

Thank you to this wonderful group of students from Monmouth Regional, Communications and High Tech high schools, who collected 125 Easter baskets for our recent give-away so that our children could have a joyous holiday.Special thanks to Jake Bauer (MRHS); Brian Boccino (MRHS); Trevor Brown (MRHS); Brennan Convery (MRHS); Eric Crossley (MRHS); Joey Esposito (Communications); Nick Huisman (MRHS); Jack Maniar... View Article

Thank You Jessica and Matthew For the Donation

Thank You Jessica and Matthew For the Donation
March 30, 2021

Thank you to Jessica and Matthew Rochford for sponsoring an Easter basket drive and donating 22 baskets for our children in need. Jessica and her son Matthew even ensured our youngsters with peanut allergies would have peanut-free treats in their baskets! And thank you to all who made our recent Easter basket give-away a great success! #whywebreak #givelocal  

Staff Spotlight

Staff Spotlight: Tammy and Sharon
March 29, 2021

Special thanks to staff members Tammy and Sharon for their amazing effort in organizing the warehouse. Over the past few weeks, they have worked exceptionally hard to not only organize the warehouse, but make sure the pantry is running as smooth as possible. Thank you Tammy and Sharon for your passion and hard work. You both keep everyone smiling!

What a Wonderful Day, The Easter Bunny Came


March 29, 2021

Wow, what a wonderful day!!! The Easter Bunny made sure all of our families and children received beautiful baskets full of treats and gifts. More than 300 of our neighbors came to Lunch Break today to shop for clothing and choose a basket or two for the holiday. Special thanks to all of those who prepared and donated the baskets... View Article

Lunch Break Presented Check from The Swisher Clan of Foodstock NJ

Soup Kitchen NJ, Food Bank NJ
March 29, 2021

The Swisher clan of Foodstock NJ visited Lunch Break today to present a $10,000 check in support of our food security and self-sufficiency programs and services!! Foodstock NJ is an awesome organization, moving hundreds of thousands of pounds of food and funds from those who are blessed to those in need in Central Jersey.We are so grateful for their commitment... View Article

Thank You All Who Participated to Vaccinate the Community

Thank You All Who Participated to Vaccinate the Community
March 29, 2021

Throughout March, Lunch Break partnered with the VNACJ – Community Health Center to host vaccination sites for clients, Board members, volunteers and staff, over the course of several days. We administered 219 vaccines on March 24 alone, totaling 565 across three separate dates, servicing many individuals with special health conditions, and many more 65 years and older members of our... View Article