As we approach the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, we’re reminded of those who went without food and shelter due to the devastating storm that continues to leave people homeless. There are also many who were left that way without the help of Sandy. For all of those in the Red Bank area there is Lunch Break

Steve hosts Lunch Break's fundraising gala at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown (Townsquare Media NJ)

Lunch Break is Monmouth County's first, largest, oldest and most accessible soup kitchen and food pantry celebrating 30 years of service to the community.

I was honored last Monday night to emcee the 'sold out' gala at the Navesink Country Club in Middletown.  Over 400 people attended the event raising much needed funds for people in need throughout Monmouth County.

One of the highlights of the evening was the live auction which raised $17,000.  The funds raised will go a long ways in helping Lunch Break, who provided over 80,000 hot, nutritious meals this year alone. WOW! In addition, Lunch Break serves over 600 families every month from its food pantry. Lunch Break also accepts new and gently used clothing.

Lunch Break depends on the generosity of people and asks that they donate online at  It's safe and secure and the funds give Lunch Break purchasing power and allows them to plan meals weeks ahead.

You know if you could, you would not let someone go hungry. If you could, you would help someone out who was down on their luck for any reason. We’re a giving people and we want to know that when we give, it goes right to the source. That happens at Lunch Break.

When you watch the video and see the many different ways Lunch Break helps by feeding, clothing, providing school supplies, and helping those in need get back on their feet, you can’t help but want to get in on the feel good that is giving.  I talked to people who were choking up as they told me stories of the work that Lunch Break does.

If you’d like to give  to Lunch Break, please contact them at