2023 Grantee



As a caring community, Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, housing solutions, life skills, and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond. We envision a world where every human being has a healthy meal, a warm home, an open heart, and the resources to achieve one’s unique potential. We serve everyone with compassion and dignity.


To address the severe, immediate housing needs for homeless families in the county, Family Promise of Monmouth County (FPMC) formally merged with Lunch Break in 2022. FPMC exclusively serves families who are experiencing homelessness, eviction, living in uninhabitable or unstable housing, or in motels not paid for by an organization or state program. FPMC provides families in crisis with shelter, food, and other supportive services, including diversion and homeless prevention, over a three-to-nine-month period, depending on housing availability. This enables them to save up to 80 percent of their income to improve financial stability upon exiting the program.