Here’s How Your Contributions Save Lives

These are among the many thank-you notes from grateful families, under-employed and unemployed neighbors, senior citizens, veterans, the disabled and homeless who struggle financially each day. The stress from not knowing if they will have a paycheck weighs heavily in their thoughts, even more so during this recent pandemic. But YOU have given our families the security of knowing they will never miss a meal or be unable to have groceries to feed their families. Their words mirror ours: Thank you and bless you for your continued support! Stay safe and well!


Because of Lunch Break …

I’m so happy, but I want to say thank you for believing in me. Thank you for staying by my side, so I could complete my diploma. Thank you, Ms. Kathy.
— Nicholas Johnson, referring to the Life Skills Program

When I hit hardship, I turned to Lunch Break.” When you are struggling, they help you. They never turn you away.
— April Calvin, referring to job-seeking assistance provided by the Life Skills Program

I am blessed because of your organization’s help. I am a single mother with health issues, which led me to have temporary disability. I have a 12-year-old son with type 1 diabetes, who is insulin-dependent. If it wasn’t for your resources and food pantry, I wouldn’t know what to do. Thank you so much for your help.
— R., client

Chelsea came to Lunch Break for assistance with tuition and housing for her family. She was only a few credits away from her degree and needed our help to achieve her goal.

Thank you from myself and my son Noah. Our lives have changed so much! It still amazes me every day when I sit in class. Thank you so much for having faith in my story. Lunch Break has truly helped me achieve my goal. I cannot explain the joy and happiness that I have knowing that I did it, we did it!
— Chelsea

Scott turned to Lunch Break when he needed clothing for a new job. He had been unemployed, existing on peanut butter, Ramen noodles and Spaghetti O’s, and was looking forward to a fresh start in the new year. Lunch Break not only provided Scott with clothing from Frank’s Big & Tall in Ocean Township, we offered him a meal and groceries, free of charge. He is currently employed and intends to give back to Lunch Break all the kindness he received.

My experience renewed my faith in humanity – I was amazed at the kindness and genuine concern from everyone I encountered throughout this experience.”
— Scott

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