img_5338112609The kitchen staff from Branches kicks into high gear at Lunch Break. (Click photos to enlarge)

Dominique Watson, seated next to her husband of six weeks, Roy Watson, had much to be grateful for yesterday.

“I’m thankful for my brand-new grandbabies, and my new husband,” the Red Bank resident said as she prepared to tuck into a turkey dinner at the Lunch Break on the borough’s West Side. “I’m thankful that the lord let me wake up this morning so I can share in this fellowship.”

lunch-break-tri2From left, a pre-meal prayer; Roy and Dominique Watson enjoying dinner; and a server navigating the tables and chairs.

The Watsons were among several hundred diners who turned out for free Thanksgiving dinners at the soup kitchen.

Branches Catering of West Long Branch supplied full meals of turkey & gravy, ham with cider sauce, mashed potatoes, green beans, pumpkin pie and more to all who made their way to the Drs. Parker Boulevard facility, and dozens more in the area who were homebound.