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Mika’s and Kaya’s Birthday Wish: Donations to Lunch Break!

Pasta Party!
May 14, 2020

Mika, 8, and Kaya, 6, both had quarantine birthdays. They asked their friends and well-wishers to bring boxes of pasta and jars of pasta sauce to their car parades as a donation to Lunch Break. These adorable young ladies collected nearly 100 pounds of non-perishable food items! Thank you girls for sharing your birthdays with us and Mom Rose for... View Article

Ocean Lacrosse team supports FoodStock-Up

Ocean Lacrosse team sponsors Food Drive
May 14, 2020

Thank you to the Ocean Lacrosse team for sponsoring a FoodStock-Up Drive and donating 431 pounds of non-perishables, including paper towels!!! Awesome teamwork!!! And thank you to all who donated as well! Pictured in these photos submitted by the team are: Allison Stuppi, Brian & Maeve Gibbons, Grace Martel, Coaches Kevin Preston and Heather Krueger, Taylor Herr, and Dale and... View Article

Thank you Social Conscience Project

Thank you Social Conscience Project
May 13, 2020

Thank you to the Social Conscience Project for the more than 900 pounds of food!We appreciate the donation and thank our Maintenance Supervisor Wally for safely delivering it to the warehouse. That’s some heavy lifting! We couldn’t do what we do without YOU!

Congratulations, Eleanor!

Eleanor Herdeen
May 13, 2020

Break out the champagne! Our Life Skills Coordinator Eleanor Herdeen has just completed her master’s degree in social work from Monmouth University! Congratulations, sweet Eleanor! We wish you many years of continued success!Today would have been her official graduation, however the pandemic has intervened and the ceremony is postponed for sometime in the future. Enjoy your graduation day, Eleanor. We... View Article

STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones
May 13, 2020

Grants writer Jennifer Jones is among the Development team working from home during the crisis. Not only has Jennifer been researching and writing grants for operations and program support, she’s been helping Lunch Break apply for much-needed pandemic relief assistance so that we are able to maintain our commitment to serving the community in need. She’s been extremely busy to... View Article

From the Office of Sen. Booker:

Letter to Senate
May 12, 2020

Non-profit organizations have been met with greater need and working with fewer resources during this crisis. Sen. Booker and his colleagues sent a letter to Senate leadership this week asking for critically-needed assistance for non-profit organizations, including expanded support and relief, an enhanced charitable giving incentive, and increased unemployment reimbursement.Sen. Booker’s office has compiled a comprehensive guide of resources that... View Article

EVERYDAY HERO: Tyrone Burr

Chef Tyrone Burr
May 12, 2020

Culinary Director Tyrone Burr is not only the masterful man behind all of Lunch Break’s fabulous meals, he is the calm in the kitchen, always there to make something out of donations, and all of it fabulous. And that’s not just for special dinners, that’s every day, even during these times of uncertainty.He plans nutritionally balanced weekly menus, using provisions... View Article

Mark Tardy Organized a FoodStock-Up Drive!

Mark Tardy Organized FoodStock-Up Drive
May 11, 2020

Mark Tardy, a junior at Middletown High School South, organized a FoodStock-Up drive for Lunch Break to contribute to his community and help those in need during this time of uncertainty. Mark distributed fliers throughout his neighborhood and requested donations from his fellow classmates at South.Thank you to Mark and all his classmates and neighbors for their donations! This young... View Article

Barnacle Bill’s in Rumson and Woody’s Sea Bright help feed our communities

Barnacle Bill’s and Woody’s Sea Bright help feed our communities
May 11, 2020

Thank you to Kelly and Sam Sherman of Barnacle Bill’s in Rumson for preparing Friday’s grab-and-go Community Dinners. Our families were treated to sliders, penne with vodka sauce, fried zucchini, salad, broccoli, and chocolate chip cookies and brownies for dessert! Now that’s a feast!And big thanks to Woody’s Ocean Grille in Sea Bright and the Rumson Police for delivering delicious... View Article

Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break

Charity Art Auction
May 7, 2020

Art from the Heart Helping to feed hundreds of community members in need, 35-plus artists are sponsoring an online mixed-media art auction, “Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break,” now through 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 17th. These artists have generously donated more than 75 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculpture for this one-of-a-kind auction to benefit Lunch Break. To view the beautiful... View Article