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Lunch Break Live with Eleanor

Lunch Break Live with Eleanor
February 1, 2023

Life Skills Supervisor Eleanor Schoenberger gives us a glimpse of the exciting initiatives planned for 2023. To view on our YouTube Channel Lunch Break NJ, click here.

Black History Month

Black History Month
February 1, 2023

Against enormous odds, from the centuries of slavery to the civil rights struggles of our time, African-American and black citizenry have made enormous contributions in the fields of science, medicine, social justice, government and politics, the arts and entertainment, religion and civil service, to name a few. We also recognize the leaders who have advocated non-violent initiatives in pursuit of... View Article

Clara’s Closet Satellite Location at Brookdale

Clara’s Closet Satellite Location
January 31, 2023

Clara’s Closet at our satellite location at Brookdale Community College, Lincroft, (215 MAN), is here for all your clothing needs — from sweaters to coats, to warm hats, gloves, scarves and boots. Stop by during business hours: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday. Let us help you find the perfect winter wardrobe staples — and everything is free of charge. For more... View Article

Get Ready for Spring And Our Annual Prom Drive and Prom Giveaway

Get Ready for Spring And Our Annual Prom Drive
January 27, 2023

Now accepting new or gently used prom gowns, dresses and tuxedos at 968 Shrewsbury Ave., Unit 5, Shrewsbury, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays, through 3/24/2023. Prom Giveaway Saturday, 4/15/2023 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill, 255 Harding Road, Red Bank. Free prom attire and tuxedos. Open to 8th-grade and high school students.... View Article

Thank you to Middletown United Methodists Church

Thank you to Middletown United Methodists Church
January 27, 2023

A great big thank-you to Middletown United Methodists Church for adopting our families for the month of January. The generosity, support, and delicious meals are greatly 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.

Bird’s eye view of the new Lunch Break Community Center

Bird's eye view of the new Lunch Break Community Center
January 26, 2023

Staff members get a bird’s-eye view of the framework for the new Lunch Break Community Center. The project is expected to be completed in late fall 2023. Lunch Break serves the needs of a diverse community in central New Jersey. Providing help for today and hope for tomorrow, the resource center offers food, clothing, fellowship, housing options, life skills and... View Article

We had a very busy Clara’s Closet Coat Giveaway!

We had a very busy Clara’s Closet Coat Giveaway!
January 26, 2023

We had a very busy Clara’s Closet coat giveaway recently with many folks finding lots of warm winter selections, including children’s outerwear. We are so grateful to our donors for helping to make this giveaway a great success! Please know that your generosity provides so much — from basic needs to life skills, to youth programs and more — for... View Article

Tour of the new building construction site

Tour of the new building construction site
January 25, 2023

Lunch Break Board, 109 & Advisory Committees and staff members were treated to a tour of the new building construction site on a sunny January afternoon. As Lunch Break family members walked through hard hat construction zones, Project Manager/Estimator David Hemschoot, a third generation Woodward Construction family member, mapped out locations for offices, reception area, pantry, Life Skills Center, warehouse... View Article

Get invested in your financial future!

Get invested in your financial future!
January 25, 2023

Spend the next several Tuesdays with our financial experts for tips on budgeting, credit, banking, investing and financial planning. You owe it to yourself to cash in on this free “Financial Literacy for All” workshop series, sponsored by OceanFirst Bank, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 7 and 21 and March 7 and 21 at Family Promise, 501 Malterer Ave., Oceanport... View Article

It’s never too early to learn about financial management

It’s never too early to learn about financial management
January 25, 2023

It’s never too early to start learning about financial management. Our Alliance For Success participants were immersed in a two-part series on financial literacy sponsored by community partner Lakeland Bank. Thanks to AVP Area Manager Tracey Gomes, our high school students finished the series with a head start in budgeting and smart investing. For information on the Alliance For Success... View Article