RED BANK: LUNCH BREAK EASTER PROGRAM
March 15, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Lunch Break, the Red Bank food pantry and social service agency, has launched an Easter Adopt-A-Family Program to provide holiday meals for families and individuals struggling with financial insecurity.
For too many families in our area, empty dinner plates are a frightening reality as the COVID-19 pandemic reaches ever deeper into our economy. Since March 2020, Lunch Break has seen steady increases in the number of people needing direct assistance to put food on the table. Grocery pickups increased 111 percent in 2020 compared to 2019.
Under the Adopt-A-Family Program, anyone wishing to donate simply drives up to the collection point and releases their car’s trunk or hatch door. Lunch Break volunteers wearing masks remove the items and take the donor’s information if a receipt is needed.
To sponsor a family or families, Lunch Break is accepting re-usable tote bags filled with non-perishable holiday meal items such as rice; instant mashed potatoes; canned corn, green beans and carrots; Jello; muffin, pudding and cake mixes; and prepared frosting. Each bag should include a label with donor’s name and address. Donations are accepted Mondays and Thursdays from February 25 through March 15.
To schedule a donation drop-off or for further information, contact Millie Jeter at email@example.com, (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3102.