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Thank You to The Employees at Charles Schwab

May 17, 2023

Thank you to employees at Charles Schwab, who spent the day volunteering in various ways to bolster Lunch Break daily operations. Team Schwab helped prepare and serve meals, stock Client Choice Pantry shelves and sort clothing in Clara’s Closet. We are grateful to our corporate and business community partners for their investment in our mission. In addition to helping staff... View Article

Our Junior Chefs’ New Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

May 16, 2023

The Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond would be proud of our Children’s Cooking Class junior chefs: They prepared one of her go-to recipes for Chicken Enchiladas. It looks like this version was a home run and a perfect family-friendly meal. For the recipe, click here.

AFS College Tour 2023

May 12, 2023

Our college-bound Alliance For Success (AFS) participants were excited to tour Montclair State University and Kean University. The students were equally impressed with each campus, noting both the beauty of the buildings and grounds, as well as the curriculums offered. We’re sure it will be a difficult decision, with so many impressive colleges and universities in New Jersey alone. That’s... View Article

We’re Hiring! Looking For Skilled Sous Chefs!

May 11, 2023

Employment Opportunity: Lunch Break NJ is seeking a skilled sous chef for its Food Operations Department. The sous chef would be responsible for kitchen/dining room daily operations. Search Lunch Break sous chef on Indeed for job posting and/or to apply.

Family Promise providing hope to families

May 10, 2023

Theresa Krus and partner Michael Keuper faced a terrible dilemma: either pay the rent on their Middletown apartment or pay her mother’s health care bills. They opted to help her mom, and soon were evicted and thrust, with their three children, into a four-year odyssey of homelessness. Spending whole paychecks on various motel rooms across eastern Monmouth, some so crowded... View Article

Thank you Cove Road School Garden Club

May 9, 2023

Special thanks to Cove Road School students and Garden Club advisor/fifth grade teacher Mary Evanowski for sharing their recent lettuce harvest with our families in need of fresh produce. The Cove Road School Garden Club is yet another community partner/Wellness Warrior in our Nutrition Initiative to bring healthy food options to our food-insecure neighbors.

Wellness Warrior – Mychal Mills

May 5, 2023

Today’s Wellness Warrior is Mychal Mills Mychal Mills, born and raised in Neptune Township, received a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Business Administration from Monmouth University. Co-founder of Konscious Youth Development & Service, Mychal has previous experience with Fulfill, the Boys & Girls Club of Monmouth County and other community initiatives. He spends most of... View Article

Amelica is Our Rising Star

May 5, 2023

Life Skills participant Amelica, who emigrated from Haiti to the U.S. at a young age, is our rising star! We knew she had the potential to build her own generational equity. And we were right. Amelica’s hard work and determination has certainly paid off and she is now a proud homeowner. And thanks to the Life Skills team and community... View Article