News Release: Lunch Break Kicks Off Back to School Drive - June 12, 2022

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: ELLEN M. McCARTHY

COMMUNICATION & PUBLIC RELATIONS COORDINATOR

[email protected]

(732) 747-8577 (office)

(908) 489-0181 (mobile)

www.lunchbreak.org

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LUNCH BREAK KICKS OFF ANNUAL 

BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE JUNE 12th

 

(RED BANK, NJ, June 9, 2022) —  Lunch Break, 121 Drs James Parker Blvd., is once again sponsoring its annual Back to School Drive, benefiting hundreds of financially-insecure schoolchildren and their families who rely on the social service resource center for life’s basic necessities, including school supplies, from June 12th to Aug. 20th, 2022.

 

Each year during the annual Community Picnic at Count Basie Field in Red Bank, upwards of 600 backpacks containing school supplies are distributed to families without the financial means to adequately prepare their children for the upcoming school term. This year’s Community Picnic will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Count Basie Field and will feature healthy nutritional picnic fare in accordance with Lunch Break’s nutrition initiative Healthy Together, games for all ages, and the annual softball championship, all free of charge to community members. 

 

Having the required school supplies not only helps to raise a child’s self-esteem, it equips them with the tools necessary for a successful learning experience.  

 

Those who would like to donate backpacks and school supplies, including pens and pencils, looseleaf binders and paper, erasers, pencil cases, highlighters, among other traditional items, may do so from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., June 20th to Aug. 12th, 2022 at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 172 Shrewsbury Ave., Red Bank.

 

“We are grateful to our generous community for helping us to prepare our children for a successful school year. Every child, no matter his or her financial situation, deserves a chance to succeed. These necessary supplies are among the ways we can motivate our youth to engage in the learning experience,” says Executive Director Gwendolyn Love.

 

For more information, please contact Youth Director Marcel Quinones, [email protected], (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3011.   

 

Lunch Break is a registered 501© 3 nonprofit. The resource center freely provides food, clothing, social services, fellowship and life skills to those struggling with financial insecurity as a path to well-being and self-sufficiency. 

 

For updates, follow Lunch Break on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. #whywebreak #givelocal.











 
 
 
Ellen M. McCarthy
Communications & Public Relations
Coordinator


Lunch Break

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Red Bank, NJ 07701

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