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Thank You Barbie Tatum

Thank You Barbie Tatum
January 7, 2021

Thank you to musician Barbie Tatum for raising $500 for Lunch Break’s financially struggling families and homebound residents through her local appearances and Facebook fundraiser. By recording songs and videos to “raise the positive vibration across the nation,” Barbie hopes to bring awareness of our community’s needs.Follow her on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram @barbietatummusic. Stay tuned to Barbie’s Facebook page... View Article

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT

VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
January 7, 2021

Meet Jane, who is among our front-line volunteers working in the Client Choice pantry during the COVID-19 pandemic to help organize and stock shelves and pack groceries. We couldn’t do what we do without our wonderful volunteers. They are our lifeline!To view the video on our YouTube Channel Lunch Break NJ.

Thank You for The Grant FirstEnergy Foundation

Thank You for The Grant FirstEnergy Foundation!
January 6, 2021

Thank you to FirstEnergy Foundation for the generous grant to support our 2020 Operations. The FirstEnergy Foundation’s contributions to local nonprofit organizations help strengthen the social and economic fabric of our communities.Funded solely by FirstEnergy, the Foundation extends the corporate philosophy of providing community support.

Our Life Skills Center is Busy with New Initiatives for 2021

Our Life Skills Center is Busy with New Initiatives
January 6, 2021

The Life Skills Center is extremely busy at the start of this new year. Manager Mary Ann LaSardo has a to-do list chock full of exciting new initiatives.Last month saw much activity with 51 coaches devoting 118 sessions to helping 96 participants improve their employment skills. Five new jobs were attained, 19 participants completed ESL classes and one person received... View Article

Thank you No Limits Cafe for the Sandwiches!

Thank you No Limits Cafe for the Sandwiches!
January 5, 2021

Thank you to No Limits Cafe in Middletown for providing us with 40 RallyCap sandwiches for our families in need! A special thanks to Tamron Hall and Marcus Lemonis for coordinating! 

Did You Know?

What Hunger Looks Like in New Jersey
January 5, 2021

What Hunger Looks Like in New Jersey: 774,860 people are struggling with hunger – and of them 219,760 are children, according to FeedingAmerica.org. That’s about 1 in 11 people and 1 in 9 children. Together we can continue to break the cycle of poverty and hunger, and it begins in our own communities.

Luminaria Lighting Tradition Revived

Luminaria Lighting Tradition Revived
January 5, 2021

Thank you to the residents of Woodlake Heights in Middletown for reviving a neighborhood luminaria lighting tradition and raising funds for our families in need. More than 100 households participated in the Dec. 23rd fundraiser, where proceeds were raised from luminaria kit orders.In recalling the evening’s festivities, one resident said: “It ended up being a great night to walk around... View Article

We Are Here to Help

Did You Know?
January 4, 2021

Last year thousands more meals were served to our community members struggling with financial insecurity thanks to YOUR generosity. And more will be needed as the new year dawns.We’re here to help because of YOU!