rick-brandtPress release from Lunch Break Inc.

In a recent announcement, Red Bank-based nonprofit Lunch Break named Rick Brandt (pictured) to the nonprofit’s Board of Trustees. At  27 years of age, the lifelong resident of Little Silver is both the newest and the youngest member of the board, and will be involved with several of their committees.

Other new members joining the Lunch Break Board are Trudy Parton (Little Silver), Stuart Sendell (Rumson) and Juanita Lewis (Red Bank).

A member of Red Bank Regional High School’s Class of 2007, Brandt graduated Kean University in 2011 with a major in Finance, and played football for four years at each of the two educational institutions. Currently employed by the Stephen Gould Corporation, 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.

“Rick Brandt is involved with many charities and, lucky for us, has been an ardent supporter of Lunch Break for years,” the organization noted in its most recent newsletter. “Rick brings a lot of great experience, energy and leadership to the Board and we look forward to the years ahead with him.”

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.