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Our Red Bank neighbors have incredible community spirit!

Our Red Bank neighbors have incredible community spirit!
August 23, 2021

The Community Day and Backpack Give-Away was an amazing success. More than 800 hundred backpacks filled with school supplies were given to students in need. Thanks to all the generous donors, volunteers, sponsors and Pilgrim Baptist Church and Pastor Porter for hosting the event. Special thanks to First Lady Tammy Murphy, Parker Family Health Center for providing vaccines for community... View Article

Great Fashion Finds At Our Clothing Give-Always

Great Fashion Finds At Our Clothing Give-Always
August 23, 2021

There’s always great fashion finds at our clothing give-always. At a recent one on a sunny summer morning, shoppers were treated to new looks to refresh their fall wardrobe. We’ve got another give-away planned for Saturday, Aug. 28 from 10 a.m.-noon. Make sure to wear your mask and bring your own shopping bags.

NJ SNAP-Ed Family Cooking: Stir Fry

NJ SNAP-Ed Family Cooking: Stir Fry
August 23, 2021

Join us for the next NJ SNAP-Ed Family Cooking virtual workshop when we will prepare Stir-fried Vegetables With Beef, Chicken or Tofu at 4 p.m. Tuesday, August 24th. Please see flyer for details. 

Community Day/Backpack Give-away – Aug. 21st


August 19, 2021

Join us for Community Day and Backpack Give-away from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 21st at the Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank. Free to all; registration not required. Free haircuts for students courtesy of Glen Goldbaum Lamb’s & Wolves Salon in Red Bank.

Andy’s Lemonade Stand


August 19, 2021

Our young friend Andy decided to sponsor a lemonade stand for Lunch Break and collected $105 to purchase diapers and milk for our families in need. This young entrepreneur has a heart of gold — and makes awesome lemonade, we hear. Thank you, Andy and Mom Donna, for this thoughtful donation.

Together we can take on poverty and hunger!


August 19, 2021

Together we can take on poverty and hunger! In New Jersey, 865,900 people, including 260,340 children, are food insecure, according to a 2021 Feeding America and Hunger Free New Jersey report. That means 1 in 10 individuals (9.6 percent) and 1 in 8 children (13.2 percent) live in homes without consistent access to adequate food. In 2020, Lunch Break NJ... View Article

Thank you Monmouth Regional for the Back-to-School drive


August 19, 2021

Thank you to Monmouth Regional High School students for sponsoring a Back-to-School drive and collecting 55 backpacks filled with much needed supplies for our students returning to classes in the fall. We appreciate your continued support — year after year!

The Red Bank Block Party #whywebreak


August 18, 2021

Lunch Break and community partner organizations were on hand recently at the Red Bank Block Party, celebrating summer with fun, music, good food and great friends. #whywebreak #givelocal

In memory of Lee Sandro


August 18, 2021

Thank you to Foodtown employees for the thoughtful donation of gift cards in memory of Lee Sandro. Lee, a beloved Foodtown co-worker, became ill and passed away before he could receive the cards. In this moving tribute, Foodtown employees chose Lunch Break and it’s families in need to receive the gift cards in Lee’s memory. Thank you to Lee’s co-workers... View Article

Thank you Daniella for some wonderful photos!


August 17, 2021

Lunch Break was happy to welcome photographer Daniella Heminghaus to our Red Bank center to capture images of Client Choice pantry staff and volunteers for a project concerning mutual aid and food insecurity in New Jersey. To view Daniella’s photographs, click here.