Donate Food

Lunch Break currently serves 5,000+ meals a month & distributes 3,600+ bags of monthly groceries to families throughout Monmouth & Ocean Counties.

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Pantry Donations

Food Donation Location

121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard, Red Bank, NJ 07701

Please drive around to the back of our building via Norma Todd Way. Please DO NOT leave items outside of our doors or gates.

You can help us continue to feed the hungry in our community by:

  • Donating non-perishable food items to our food pantry. Our most pressing and ongoing challenge is keeping our pantry shelves stocked.
  • Donating fresh garden produce. We welcome your fresh garden herbs, fruits, and vegetables.
  • Donating commercially prepared foods.

Please visit our Amazon Gift List to shop for items our guests need.

Urgently Needed Items

Whenever possible, please select low sodium and low sugar items when choosing your non-perishable food donations.

  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal in individual packets
  • Apple Sauce
  • Canned Fruit
  • Canned Beans: black, kidney, baked, cannellini, pinto
  • Canned Soup: chicken, vegetable, tomato
  • Canned Meals: spaghetti, ravioli, chili
  • Canned Chicken
  • Canned Tuna
  • Pasta (any shape, not spaghetti)
  • Canned Corn, Peas & Carrots
  • Peanut Butter
  • Shelf Stable Almond or Oat Milk (unflavored, unsweetened)

Toiletries & Supplies

  • Toothbrushes
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo
  • Body Wash
  • Dish Soap (smaller sizes)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Baby Diapers (sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Adult Diapers (women sizes L, XL, XXL)

What We Cannot Accept

  • Cans of food that are badly dented, leaking or stained
  • Food that is past the published USDA guidelines for being safe to eat
  • Baby food/formula past expiration date
  • Food that is not in sealed packaging
  • Food that is not labeled
  • Eggs from chickens at your home
  • For us to accept prepared food, it must be prepared in a licensed, commercial kitchen
  • Food with a high sugar content such as candy or soda

Questions about making a food donation?

Contact our Pantry Supervisor, Beth Sherrard at 732-747-8577, ext. 3109 or

Interested in organizing a food drive?

Contact Deborah Herr at

Sponsor A Family for the Holidays

Please make the holidays special for our families in need through Lunch Break’s Sponsor A Family Holiday Program.

Please direct inquiries to