September is Hunger Action Month and it’s also the month in which Lunch Break, the Red Bank, NJ social and food services resource center, recognizes and honors the work of its dedicated Board, volunteers and staff, as well as the incredible support of the local community, for their efforts in helping to carry out the center’s vital mission.
Lunch Break relies on its network of hundreds of volunteers to support the organization’s many food and social service programs for those in Monmouth County living at or below the poverty line.
“We are fortunate to have such wonderful volunteers, Board members, staff and supporters, many of whom have served their community for at least a decade. We are proud to honor their commitment to our mission, as well as the compassion they have demonstrated for their food- and financially-insecure community members. We could not imagine a Lunch Break without them.” said Executive Director Gwendolyn Love.
In 2022, Lunch Break continued to see an unprecedented demand for groceries, with more than 21,000 food pickups and 6,000 meals delivered to homebound recipients. From January-July 2023, there have been 10,000-plus food pickups and. Same holds true for meals — Continental breakfast and lunch served six days a week and Community Dinner on Friday — with 53,900 meals served to date. In 2022, upwards of 53,000 meals were provided for food-insecure community members.
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