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Congratulations to Jill Gwydir-Govel

Congratulations to Jill Gwydir-Govel
September 8, 2022

Congratulations to Jill Gwydir-Govel, team leader for the Lunch Break Development Department, who was promoted to Development Director! We couldn’t be more happy for Jill, who has won the hearts and respect of many community members and those we serve for her compassion, dedication and leadership. We wish Jill all the best!

So many ways Lunch Break helps our community!

So many ways Lunch Break helps our community!
September 7, 2022

When affording life’s basic necessities becomes an impossibility for many community members, we’re here to help with meals, clothing and personal products. But our services extend far beyond the basics — Lunch Break is here because of YOUR support in helping to restore our neighbors’ dignity, offering them a hand up to learn life skills or find a good job,... View Article

Thanks to Brighton Collectibles for sponsoring a handbag drive

Thanks to Brighton Collectibles for sponsoring a handbag drive
September 6, 2022

A special thanks to community business partner Brighton Collectibles in the Freehold Raceway Mall for sponsoring a gently used handbag drive for our financially insecure community members. We are so fortunate to have such a collection of beautiful bags from which our clients can choose. This young Lady spied the perfect pink tote to go with her pretty pink skirt!... View Article

Lunch Break will be closed for Labor Day

Lunch Break will be closed Monday, Sept. 5th
September 2, 2022

Lunch Break will be closed Monday, Sept. 5th, in observance of the Labor Day holiday. We will reopen 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6th. Enjoy your holiday!

We’re committed to total wellness!

We’re committed to total wellness!
September 2, 2022

We’re committed to total wellness! Lunch Break recently adopted a nutrition policy focusing on good-for-you, healthy meal and pantry options for our community members. As part of our mission, we strive to educate our community on the ways a nutritious diet is integral to preventive healthcare and helps us feel our best. In the coming months, you’ll hear about how... View Article

Goodness Now Food Pantry will be open Saturday

Goodness Now Food Pantry will be open Saturday
September 2, 2022

Middletown United Methodist Church’s Goodness Now Food Pantry, 924 Middletown-Lincroft Road, will be open for distribution from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 3rd. Perishable and non-perishable food, hygiene products, household items and more available. Please bring a reusable tote bag.

Thank you to community business partner Manasquan Bank

Thank you to community business partner Manasquan Bank
September 1, 2022

Thank you to community business partner Manasquan Bank for helping to prepare backpacks and watermelon for our Community Picnic Backpack Giveaway in August. We appreciate support from our business partners, who help ensure Lunch Break is fully staffed for daily operations!

Lunch Break to Receive Nourishing Neighbors Donations Made at Local ACME Stores


September 1, 2022

Lunch Break has been selected as a charity partner for ACME to receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign to ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast. All donations made at the Fair Haven, Lincroft and Little Silver ACME stores will be used to support Lunch Break’s mission of providing food, clothing, fellowship, housing and life skills... View Article

Thank you to Pavit Pal Singh of Khalsa Aid for the donation!

Thank you to Pavit Pal Singh of Khalsa Aid for the donation!
August 31, 2022

Thank you to Pavit Pal Singh of Khalsa Aid for once again sharing much needed infant supplies and backpacks filled with school supplies with families and schoolchildren in need! Pavit and Khalsa have continuously provided Lunch Break with baby wipes, diapers and backpacks for our families with children, who don’t have access to these costly items. Khalsa Aid is an... View Article

Summer Breeze 2022!

Summer Breeze 2022!
August 30, 2022

We thank our supporters for their commitment to our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty and building generational wealth among our financially-insecure neighbors! #whywebreak #givelocal #community #givingback #foodinsecurity