Lunch Break Charitable Organization Receiving Volunteer, Financial Support from Kearny Bank

Veronica Ross, Kearny Bank 1st Vice President/Small Banker Team Leader (left) and Allison Wilson, Vice President/Small Business Banker

Recognizing the serious challenge winter conditions pose for those without suitable food, clothing, or shelter, Kearny Bank recently sent a team of busy small business bankers to lend a hand at the Lunch Break, a charitable organization that serves Monmouth County, NJ and beyond.

Nine Kearny Bank Small Business Bankers spent time at Lunch Break’s Red Bank facility, helping local clients shop in the pantry area, unloading trucks, stocking shelves, folding donated clothes, and much more. Lunch Break provides hot meals, warm clothing, companionship, and life skills training to residents in and around Monmouth County, so extra hands – in the form of volunteers – are essential in ensuring that things run smoothly.

Regarding Kearny Bank’s support of Lunch Break, this volunteer effort followed up a donation of $10,000 made by the bank in early 2017.

“Lunch Break is a remarkable organization, in terms of what it does for so many residents of Red Bank and many other communities – so I’m delighted Kearny Bank provides financial support to help keep this operation going,” says Veronica Ross, 1st Vice President, who led Kearny Bank’s team of Small Business Banker volunteers. “When you have the experience of providing in-person help, of working with your hands, that’s another level of support. It was truly a humbling experience, and it reinforced for me what exceptional people my colleagues are.”

Founded in 1983, Lunch Break has a goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and guiding community members toward self-sufficiency and healthier, more productive lifestyles. In addition to its…

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