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The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)

The legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
January 18, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the Civil Rights Movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, on Jan. 25, 1929, Dr. King is best known for advancing civil rights through nonviolence and civil disobedience, inspired by his Christian beliefs and the... View Article

A Year of Knitting Means 50 Hats/Scarves for Lunch Break

A Year of Knitting Means 50 Hats/Scarves for Lunch Break
January 18, 2021

It was approaching mid-January, 2020, and Laurie Gordon of Stillwater, NJ, still didn’t have a New Years’ resolution. This year she wanted to do something different and impactful. For Christmas, 2019, she’d knitted family and friends hats and scarves as gifts, “Why not knit them throughout the year for a charity that could really use them?” she thought. After much... View Article

Lunch Breaking News

Lunch Breaking News
January 15, 2021

Jerry Carino of The Asbury Park Press wrote a wonderful front-page story which captures the many reasons why Executive Director Gwendolyn Love was honored with the YMCA MLK Human Dignity Award.Click here to read the story.

Thank You to Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean for the Donation

Thank You to Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean for the Donation
January 14, 2021

Thank you to Fulfill of Monmouth and Ocean for the fogger, gallon of disinfectant solution and propane patio heaters. The heaters will be used under a new tent, which will provide shelter for those in line for grab-and-go meals during inclement weather.

Thank You to One of Our Volunteers, Carolyn

Thank You to One of Our Volunteers, Carolyn
January 14, 2021

Thank you to Carolyn, who is among our Client Choice pantry volunteers, helping to provide groceries to families and individuals struggling with food insecurity. Without Caroline and other front-line volunteers, Lunch Break would not be able to serve the increasing number of community members who rely on us for basic necessities.These volunteers are our heroes! Thank you!View the video on... View Article

The Lunch Break Life Skills Center is Here to Help

Life Skills Program Update
January 13, 2021

Need help finding employment or completing applications? Looking to improve your computer skills? Have questions about paying bills? Would you like to enroll in ESL classes? The Lunch Break Life Skills Center can provide assistance.Contact Life Skills Coordinator Eleanor Herdeen at (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3201 or eherdeen@lunchbreak.org