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Lunch Break to receive donations made at local Acme stores

Lunch Break has been selected as a charity partner for Acme to receive donations from its annual Nourishing Neighbors campaign to ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast.

All donations made at the Fair Haven, Lincroft and Little Silver Acme stores will be used to support Lunch Break’s mission of providing food, clothing, fellowship and life skills to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond, according to a press release.

“Every child deserves a healthy start to their day,” Lunch Breach Executive Director Gwendolyn Love said. “Now more than ever, fighting hunger is an imperative in our community.

“We are delighted to be the charity partner for the Fair Haven, Lincroft and Little Silver Acme stores and we thank the Acme Foundation for its dedication to ensuring that no child has to start their day hungry,” Love said.

Lunch Break, which is based in Red Bank, has been providing social services and meals to financially struggling families and individuals for 37 years, since its inception in 1983 by the late Norma Todd and local community leaders, according to the press release.

During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, the organization has kept its doors open and continues to offer grab-and-go meals and groceries six days a week, clothing (at needs basis) and other social services, and modified programs as part of Operation Gear-Up: “We Will Not Miss A Meal,” according to the press release.

Nourishing Neighbors, a charitable program of the Acme Foundation, is working to eradicate childhood hunger in America. With one in seven children in America not knowing where their next meal will come from, the funds raised in September will be dedicated to local efforts that ensure every child has access to a healthy breakfast, according to the press release.

“Breakfast is an essential school supply for kids to learn, grow and thrive,” said Jim Perkins, president of Acme Markets. “It is an honor to support the work of Lunch Break. We are privileged to serve the community alongside organizations that work tirelessly to make our neighborhoods better places to live and work.”

Anyone wishing to support Lunch Break through this program can go to the Fair Haven, Lincroft or Little Silver Acme stores and make a donation to the Nourishing Neighbors program at checkout from now through Sept. 30.

The Acme locations are 576 River Road, Fair Haven; 616 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft; and 507 Prospect St., Little Silver.

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