Covid 19 Response

We are not going to miss a meal!

Lunch Break COVID 19 EMERGENCY FUND

The COVID 19 Emergency Fund – assists individuals and families in need of financial relief due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you have previously received any assistance from the Lunch Break Covid 19 Fund Emergency program, you are not eligible to receive funding again at this time. THIS PROGRAM IS FOR FIRST-TIME APPLICANTS ONLY.

To fill out an application for financial assistance, please click here. We are ONLY accepting applications on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday only. All applicants must be a Monmouth or Ocean County resident.

Additional resources and help:

Community Affairs and Resource Center (CARC)- (732) 774-3282) for utility and rental assistance, Affordable Housing Alliance (732.389.2958) for rental assistance and Affordable Housing Alliance CAP program ( 732-876-3610) for utility assistance and your local county social service agencies (Monmouth County 732.431.6000) (Ocean County 732.349.1500). Please refer to Aunt Bertha, a social care network, or Monmouth ACTS for additional resources.

In Need of Help?

Sen. Booker and his colleagues sent a letter to Senate leadership this week asking for critically-needed assistance for non-profit organizations. They also compiled a comprehensive guide of resources that may be helpful to people in New Jersey. Click here to learn more.

COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CVERAP) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have been impacted due the COVID-19 pandemic. Open Enrollment Period for applications: Monday, July 6, 2020, at 9:00 through Friday, July 10, 2020, at 5:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Operation Gear-Up

Operation Gear UpWe will not miss meal! Please see our Hours of Operation. While in line for your meal or groceries, please maintain the required 6 feet of social distancing for everyone’s safety. Thank you!

On Wednesday, April 29th, we distributed 247 grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals, including Red Bank Charter School students and 63 meals delivered to the home-bound. About 112 people received groceries, including 28 new faces to Lunch Break. We continue to help those who need us thanks to our volunteers and YOUR generous donations! We couldn’t do it without YOU!

Programs and Clara’s Closet clothing distribution are suspended at this time. We are currently only accepting donations of non-perishable food, personal hygiene products, face masks, and monetary contributions.

 

How You Can Help

Safely Donate Food and Supplies in Our “Give Back Trailer”

Learn more about the Give Back Trailer here: Give Back Trailer by Metrovation

Monetary Gifts Help Us Go A Long Way!

Any amount will make a difference. With our buying power, we are able to stretch a dollar and increase the impact of your donation. You can donate online or send a check to Lunch Break, PO Box 2215, Red Bank, NJ 07701.

Please consider making your gift monthly, sustaining our food supplies throughout the year!