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Fall Gala Honoree Reception – Friday, October 15th


August 12, 2021

Thank you to John and Robin Klein for hosting our Fall Gala Honoree Reception at their beautiful home along the Navesink River. Special thanks to Bill Denver for the awesome photos! The gala takes place from 6:30-11 p.m. Friday, October 15th, 2021 at the Count Basie Center for the Arts, Red Bank. This year’s honorees include such philanthropic and distinguished... View Article

Plant Powered


August 12, 2021

Having more nutritious plant-based options for clients is among our initiatives this year. We’re offering more choices for well-balanced meal planning, such as a variety of legumes, vegetables and multigrains, all in an effort to help empower our clients to manage their well-being and preventive care. Thank YOU for supporting our work on behalf of the health of our community.

The “Upscale, Refurbish, Renew” Fashion Show was amazing!


August 11, 2021

In a very unique partnership, Macy’s for Freehold, Lunch Break, Karen’s School of Fashion Design and Barbizon Models collaborated to present the “Upscale, Refurbish, Renew” Fashion Show live on Saturday, Aug. 7th at the Freehold Raceway Mall. Macy’s Stylist Della Olsher selected donated clothing items from Lunch Break and students from Karen’s design school “upscaled” the pieces by restructuring and... View Article

Thank you to Tracey Wetmore and the Peninsula Soccer Club!


August 10, 2021

Thank you to Tracey Wetmore and the Peninsula Soccer Club members from Little Silver, Shrewsbury, Rumson and Fair Haven, for organizing a backpack drive for our students in need of school supplies. Great teamwork! We’ve set our goal of 300 backpacks by Aug. 16th and we’re a little more than halfway. There’s still time to coordinate a stuff-the-backpack drive before... View Article

Family Promise Car Wash – Sunday, Aug. 8th


August 7, 2021

Our friends at Family Promise are sponsoring a car wash from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8th at the Family Promise Center Fort Monmouth, 501 Malterer Ave., Oceanport. Stop by and get your car washed and shined! Your support will help Family Promise to provide school clothing for our students in need!

The Summer Breeze Event was a success!


August 6, 2021

Break’s first Summer Breeze event a wonderful evening of fun, great food and good friends! Special thanks go to Kelly Ryan of Boondocks Fishery in Red Bank for the gourmet seafood dishes; Michelle Faustini, Faustini Wines, for the amazing wines; Ava Faustini, for the artisanal ice pops from Popz by the Ocean; Barbie Tatum for the great music; and NothingBundtCakes... View Article

Macy’s Freehold Upscale, Refurbished, Renew Fashion Show


August 6, 2021

Mark your calendar for Macy’s Freehold Upscale, Refurbished, Renew Fashion Show at 2 p.m. Saturday, August 7th, at Macy’s in the Freehold Raceway Mall! The live show, which will also be streamed via Instagram, features the works of Karen’s School of Fashion Design students and Barbizon models. Designs featured in the show will be part of a special Shops4Good boutique.... View Article

Lunch Break’s Clara’s Closet Give-away


August 6, 2021

Stop by Lunch Break’s Clara’s Closet Give-away on Saturday, Aug. 14th and 28th from 10 a.m. to noon at the Lunch Break facility, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, where great fashion finds for the family are a plenty! The give-away is free, but the events are weather-permitting. Please remember to wear a mask and bring your own bags.... View Article

Alliance for Success summer session was successful!


August 5, 2021

The Life Skills Program, in collaboration with The Source at Red Bank Regional High School in Red Bank and our other community partners, successfully launched the Alliance for Success Program earlier this summer. The summer session just ended and we are looking forward to fall and welcoming back our students. For more information about the program and/or how you can... View Article

Meet Luke Mogan!


August 5, 2021

Meet Communications Volunteer Luke Carberry Mogan. Luke brings his excellent writing and communications skills to help Lunch Break publicize important information, events and breaking news on social media and in the bimonthly e-newsletter. We appreciate having Luke on our busy Communications team assisting with the promotion of Lunch Break social services and self-sufficiency programs. Thank you, Luke!