Lunch Break remains open to serve residents in need

RED BANK – As the coronavirus pandemic continues, a nonprofit organization that offers a helping hand to individuals in need is asking for donations from the community while it remains open during the crisis.

Representatives of Lunch Break, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., Red Bank, which provides free food, clothing and life skills to individuals and families in need, said in a flier the organization would remain open during the coronavirus pandemic. The representatives wrote that they “would not miss a meal.”

To continue assisting individuals in need, Lunch Break is seeking certain items in what the representatives are calling Operation Gear-Up.

As part of Operation Gear-Up, Lunch Break said there is significant need for the following items: new reusable grocery bags, jelly, white pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, oatmeal, canned vegetables and canned tuna fish.

Lunch Break is also requesting donations of toiletries, baby diapers, baby wipes, baby food, paper products and women’s hygiene products.

Donations of clothing and household items are not being accepted at this time.

Individuals may bring the items to the Lunch Break parking lot where they will be unloaded by volunteers.

Lunch Break accepts monetary donations online at https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/lunchbreak and/or by sending a check to Lunch Break, P.O. Box 2215, Red Bank, NJ 07701. For more information, call 732-747-8577.