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Volunteers Needed for “Night Without A Bed” Event

Lunch Break Night Without A Bed Volunteer Flyer
March 8, 2023

Volunteers are needed for our 11th Annual “Night Without A Bed” youth event to raise awareness about the plight of the homeless on April 28-29, 2023 at the Family Promise Day Center, 501 Malterer Ave., Oceanport. Please see flyer for details. For more information or to volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Angela Jackson at ajackson@lunchbreak.org.

Wellness Wednesday Events

March 7, 2023

Join us for Wellness Wednesday events for information on nutrition, stress care and available health services. Thank you to our sponsors RWJ Barnabas Health, Stress Care of New Jersey, Open Door Recovery Center and Parker Family Health Center. Please consult flyer for details.

Honoring Norma Todd, Lunch Break’s Founder

March 7, 2023

Honoring Norma Todd for Lunch Break’s 40th AnniversaryIn celebration of Women’s History Month, we honor Lunch Break founder Mrs. Norma Todd. In 1983, she envisioned a home where poverty and hunger would be addressed by a caring community. That home, once a food pantry in a church basement, has grown to include a clothing boutique, Life Skills Center and Family... View Article

A Message from Beth Sherrard

March 3, 2023

“Lunch Break provides many vital services to our neighbors who need help. The help needed may be for food, assistance in obtaining shelter or a job, clothes, or a connection to other agencies. The staff and volunteers are caring and take the time to help each and every person who walks in our door. The volunteers are the most caring,... View Article

A Birthday Gift to us is a Well Fed Home

March 2, 2023

We’ve all been grappling with increases in our monthly food budgets. Imagine what it’s like for someone without a permanent home and a minimum-wage job with a young family to feed. It’s an impossible circumstance — one that shouldn’t be tolerated. No one should ever have to choose between paying for housing or feeding their family. That’s why together, we... View Article

Alliance for Success Has Been Successful

March 2, 2023

Our Alliance For Success program is off to a great start! Thank you to Project Write Now for inspiring our students to tap into their creativity. #whywebreak #givelocal #givingback #community

Lunch Break’s 40th Anniversary!

March 1, 2023

It’s our birthday month — help us celebrate our 40th year of building on the legacy of Mrs. Norma Todd and founding community members who envisioned a safe respite for those needing basic necessities, clothing and fellowship. Forty years stronger, with more social services programs to provide neighbors with the skills and tools for building generational wealth, Lunch Break is... View Article

The Family Promise Program is a Lifesaver

February 28, 2023

We provide housing solutions for so many displaced individuals and families unable to qualify for government assistance through our Family Promise Program. In fact, we provided 62 families with housing assistance in 2022. As that number continues to rise, we’re here to meet the demand, thanks to you. When interviewed by News 12 New Jersey reporter Tony Caputo, clients were... View Article