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Celebrating The Legacy Fundraiser – Hosted by Jon Stewart


June 6, 2023

JON STEWART TO HOST 2023 “CELEBRATING THE LEGACY” FUNDRAISER ON OCT. 20th Executive Director Gwendolyn Love named recipient of the Norma Todd Service Award Jon Stewart, host of the Apple TV+ series, “The Problem with Jon Stewart,” will once again host Lunch Break’s annual fall fundraising event on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 at TillingHouse at Sun Eagles in Eatontown. This... View Article

Join Us for the Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge

Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge
June 5, 2023

Please join us for the Lunch Break Community Picnic and Softball Challenge in honor of our 40th Anniversary on August 19, 2023 at Count Basie Field, 11 Henry St., Red Bank. The picnic, which takes place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will feature traditional barbecue fare, including hot dogs and summer side salads, as well as some healthy eating... View Article

Summer Stock Up 2023


June 1, 2023

Summer is a time of joy with warm days, trips to the beach, and family dinners on the patio. Sadly, for far too many local families, summer brings added challenges to keep food on the table. During the school year, many children benefit from nutritious meals through their schools. Once vacation begins, however, families struggle to ensure three full meals... View Article

Thank You to Our Friends at Spring Lake Five


May 31, 2023

We’re so grateful for our Spring Lake Five friends. Lunch Break recently received a very generous gift from the 2022 annual Spring Lake Five Mile Run. This incredible organization has been donating to Lunch Break since 2016. We can’t thank our community and corporate/business partners enough for their commitment to our mission. Together we are breaking the cycle of hunger... View Article

Let’s Go Dermer Dreams!


May 30, 2023

Watching staff and volunteers unload pounds and pounds of food, collected by Fair Haven’s student Neighborhood Captains, made a beautiful day that much brighter. Dermer Dreams organizes food collections throughout the neighborhoods in Fair Haven to support Lunch Break and other local non-profits. Two truckloads full of non-perishables for our community members in need arrived to cheers recently at our... View Article

Thank You to the A Child’s Place School in Lincroft


May 25, 2023

Our children make such positive impacts in the community every day: especially these students from A Child’s Place School in Lincroft, who shared their compassion and creativity by donating 150 decorated bags of non-perishable food for our clients. We are grateful to all the children, families and staff for lovingly and joyfully donating these supplies for our Client Choice Pantry.... View Article

We Are Committed To Helping ALICE Households


May 24, 2023

Nearly 3.5 million households in New Jersey, roughly 1.3 million (37%) had incomes below the ALICE Threshold of Financial Survival. ALICE refers to Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed — households that earn above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but can’t afford the basic cost of living. Despite struggling to make ends meet, ALICE households often don’t qualify for public assistance.... View Article

Stuff the Truck Food Drive


May 23, 2023

Lunch Break thanks its community partner Compass Real Estate in Fair Haven for providing us with a drop-off location for our “Stuff the Truck” Summer Food Drive kick-off on Wednesday, May 24, 2023. While summer should be a time of joy with warm days, trips to the beach, and family dinners on the patio, for far too many local families,... View Article

Calling All Artists! Time For Our Annual Fundraiser


May 23, 2023

Lunch Break is seeking artwork from professional and emerging artists for inclusion in its annual online fundraiser “Artists Open Hearts for Lunch Break” from June 2-11, 2023. A preview exhibition is scheduled for June 7, 2023 at the Anderson building, 200 Monmouth St. in Red Bank.Last year’s event raised more than $37,000 to support our vital social service and food-insecurity... View Article

Thanks iCIMS For Your Support!


May 18, 2023

The software team at iCIMS rolled up their sleeves and pitched in during a busy weekday at Lunch Break NJ. Everywhere you looked, an iCIMS team member was volunteering — from the warehouse to Client Choice pantry, and Clara’s Closet — stocking shelves, assembling grocery bags and sorting clothing. Lunch Break relies on corporate community partners to help bolster daily... View Article