Lunch Break’s 4th Annual Prom Drive Begins March 1st


 — Lunch Break, the food pantry and social service organization, is accepting formal-wear donations for female and male students from March 1st through March 31st at its facility, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., as part of the Fourth Annual Prom Drive and Give-Away.

Last year more than 237 high school students from financially insecure families were professionally styled in gorgeous gowns and tuxedos fit for a prom queen and king through the generosity of individual donors, businesses and organizations. This year’s giveaway takes place April 15th and 22nd at the Woman’s Club of Red Bank, 164 Broad St.

Lunch Break makes many young men and women’s dreams come true on prom night — it’s a Cinderella and Prince Charming story-come-to-life. Those who never thought they would have the memory of senior prom are granted their wish. Some young women are brought to tears upon trying on the one, perfect gown, as they say yes to the dress! And so begins the fairytale.

“Prom is one of the biggest nights for many people. The stress can override everything,” said Tiara Delarosa.  “But coming here made it 10 times easier. I appreciate the personal help. The dresses and shoes were all beautiful. Thank you to everyone.”

Donations, including gowns, dresses, tuxedos and ties, formal shoes, handbags and jewelry, are kindly accepted from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. For information contact Program Coordinator Melia Owens (732) 747-8577, Ext. 3022

As a caring community, Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those  in need in Monmouth County and beyond. To donate or for more information: www/ Follow Lunch Break on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter #whywebreak

Cover photo: These high school students find the dress of their dreams during last year’s Prom Give-Away at Salon Coco Bond in Shrewsbury. Lunch Break’s Fourth Annual Prom Give-Away Donation Drive takes place March 1-31 at the organization’s headquarters in Red Bank.    

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