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Join Our Volunteer Community Today

April 19, 2023

We can’t say enough about our volunteers! Lunch Break is blessed to have a network of 2,000-plus community members and business and corporate partners who contribute their time and talents to our daily operations and share their compassion and kindness with the people we serve. If you’d like to become a volunteer, click here! For information on becoming a business... View Article

Wellness Wednesday – Arroz Verde

April 19, 2023

Today’s Wellness Warrior is Maria Jose… Our partnership with Monmouth Medical Center provides access to a nutritionist for our pantry clients. Please join us the second Wednesday of each month when bilingual nutritionist Maria Jose visits our Client Choice pantry to spotlight good nutrition for our clients. Her healthy eating displays include delicious recipes as well as important nutrition information.

Thank You to Lew Kurland & Our Kitchen Crew

April 19, 2023

Lunch Break would not be able to sustain daily operations without support from our incredible volunteers. Lew Kurland is among the kitchen crew volunteers who selflessly give their time, talents and expertise to help their food- and financially insecure neighbors. Thank you Lew and to all our volunteers. Happy National Volunteer Week!

National Volunteer Week Raffles

April 18, 2023

Lunch Breaking News … it’s National Volunteer Week and we are honoring our wonderful volunteers all week long with special raffles and events. Today’s raffle winners are Sue Manley and Harry Shiau and each received gift cards for a special treat. We can’t thank our 2,000-plus volunteers enough for their unwavering commitment to our mission. Together we’re working to break... View Article

Thank you to Trader Joes

April 18, 2023

Thank you to Trader Joe’s for donating an amazing amount of food and non-perishables to help stock our Client Choice Pantry with more nutritious options for our food-insecure families. A big hug and special thanks go to our Saturday volunteer crew, who sorted food and stocked pantry shelves. We couldn’t do what we do without our incredible volunteers! Happy National... View Article

Another Successful Prom Giveaway

April 17, 2023

Thank you to our wonderful community members for sharing their gowns and tuxedos with our lovely young women and men. You have made so many dreams come true for our students. Special thanks to our volunteers, the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill in Red Bank and the Program team for another successful Prom Giveaway. 

We Love Our Volunteers

April 17, 2023

We couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers! Thank you! We love you!!

Spring Events For Wellness Wednesdays

April 14, 2023

This spring we are putting our commitment to client health to work in new and exciting ways. February was the launch of our Wellness Wednesdays programming, where we combined our forces with several other local nonprofits to provide access to important information on nutrition and healthy eating, general health services as well as local mental health services and peer recovery... View Article

Thank You to St. George’s-by-the-River Church

April 13, 2023

Thank you to our community partner St. George’s-by-the-River Church in Rumson for adopting our families for the month of April. The generosity, support, and delicious meals are very much appreciated. Thank you! If your organization or restaurant would like to become part of our Family Promise Adopt-A-Month program by providing meals and essentials, please contact info@familypromisemc.org, (732) 495-1050.

Another Successful Wellness Wednesday/Healthy Together

April 13, 2023

Thank you to dietitian Maria Jose, Monmouth Medical Center/RWJ Barnabas Health; Dr. Carol Penn, Physician, Meditation & Movement Coach; Mary Ansell, Open Heart Yoga; Director of Food Operations Adam Smith; Hey Friend Foundation; Parker Family Health Center; Beacon of Life; and the Lunch Break programs team for another successful Wellness Wednesday/Healthy Together event featuring nutrition, movement and yoga. Special thanks... View Article