RED BANK, NJ — Lunch Break, the social services and life skills resource center and Pilgrim Baptist Church, both in Red Bank, are co-sponsoring a Community Day and Backpack Give-away from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2021 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave.
Registration is not required and there is no charge for the event and backpack give-away. Free back-to-school haircuts for students will be offered courtesy of Glen Goldbaum Lambs & Wolves in Red Bank.
Vaccinations also will be available at the Parker Family Health Center, 211 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank. Appointment is required. Call (732) 212-0777, Ext. 107.
Lunch Break thanks its Community Day sponsors, as well as corporate and business partners and community members who generously contributed hundreds of backpacks filled with school supplies for our children in need. More than 700 children received backpacks through community donations in 2020.
Lunch Break provides food, clothing, fellowship and life skills to hundreds of individuals and families living at or below the poverty line, free of charge. The Life Skills Center offers employment coaching, skills training and financial counseling to registered participants, in an effort to equip them with the necessary tools for self-sufficiency. In New Jersey, more than 865, people, including 260,340 children, are food insecure, according to a 2021 Feeding America and Hunger Free New Jersey report. That means 1 in 10 individuals (9.6 percent) and 1 in 8 children (13.2 percent) live in homes without consistent access to basic necessities, namely food.
For information about Community Day, contact Director of Administration Millie Jeter, [email protected], (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3102.
Lunch Break accepts donations online at www.lunchbreak.org or at its headquarters, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd. in Red Bank. Follow Lunch Break on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn. Help for Today. Hope for Tomorrow.