Lunch Break’s 5th Annual Prom Drive + Give-Away

Lunch Break, the food pantry and social service organization, is accepting formal-wear donations for female and male students from March 2nd through March 31, 2019, at its facility, 121 Drs. James Parker Blvd., as part of the Fifth Annual Prom Drive and Give-Away. 

In 2019 more than 400 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 from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 28th and 4-7 p.m. Monday, April 6th at the Life Skills Center, 648 Broad St. in Shrewsbury.

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 Assistant Program Director 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  #givelocal