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As a caring community, Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond. We serve everyone with compassion and dignity.

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In 1983, Norma Todd and the founding members of Lunch Break had a vision of a caring community -- one in which its members are looked after, fed, and nurtured in soul and body. Working to alleviate hunger for underemployed people struggling to make ends meet, Lunch Break began offering individuals the help they needed for today, with the hope for a better tomorrow. Since then, we have evolved into much more than a place for a hot lunch and a food pantry.

Thirty-six years later, Lunch Break continues to provide life's basic necessities of food, clothing and fellowship to the financially insecure individuals and families in Monmouth County and beyond. Over the years, through the support of individual donors, foundations, the corporate and business communities and a network of more than 2,000 volunteers, we have expanded our feeding, clothing, outreach, mentoring, and social service programs. We offer hope through our Life Skills Program, a job readiness initiative that helps clients gain the skills and tools necessary for self-sustainability.

It is because of YOUR generous donations, we have been able to restore the dignity to those living in our towns and neighborhoods as a partner in community building for the past 36 years. Please join us in our efforts. The funds raised in A Community Thrives challenge will go toward delivering Lunch Break’s mission of offering hope and assistance to those in our community who experience poverty, hunger and isolation.

Your support is crucial to us and we’re thankful for the opportunity to increase your donation through A Community Thrives CrowdRise Charity Challenge.

To learn more about Lunch Break and our meal service, Client Choice food pantry, and all of the many outreach programs and services, please visit www.lunchbreak.org. Giving local, stays local, helps locals. #whywebreak