Rick Brandt, of Little Silver, was recently appointed to the Lunch Break Board of Trustees. Brandt is the newest member and the Board’s youngest. He will be involved with several of their committees.
Lunch Break has served the community since 1983 by freely providing life’s basic necessities – food, clothing, and fellowship – to community members in need. Its mission is to alleviate hunger and lead those they serve to self-sufficiency and healthier lifestyles. Lunch Break serves everyone, with compassion and dignity.
Brandt was born, raised, and currently lives in Little Silver. He graduated from Red Bank Regional High School in 2007 and Kean University in 2011 with a major in Finance. Brandt also played football for four years at each of the two educational institutions.
Brandt has remained very involved in numerous organizations, youth programs and community initiatives. His most cherished program is “The White Road Cup”, an annual Thanksgiving fundraising football game that he organizes to benefit Lunch Break. His most recent initiative was the highly successful Little Silver Day, held in June of this year. The inaugural event celebrating the town of Little Silver drew thousands of residents for an afternoon of live music, children’s events, food, adult beverages and a spectacular fireworks display.
Brandt is currently employed by the Stephen Gould Corporation.
Other new members joining the Lunch Break Board are Trudy Parton, Little Silver, Stuart Sendell, Rumson, and Juanita Lewis, Red Bank.