Join the Lunch Break Family and Give Blood to Help Those in Need
On June 10, between 3 pm and 8 pm, bring your friends and family to Lunch Break, 121 Drs. Parker Boulevard in Red Bank, and participate in the new Red Cross campaign called “100 Days of Summer: 100 Days of Hope.” Just as Lunch Break sees a drop in food and monetary donations during the summer months, the Red Cross also experiences a decrease in blood donations. To help with this special blood drive, Lunch Break is inviting the community to join their volunteers, guests, staff and Board during those hours help the Red Cross in their effort to save lives.
In addition to feeding the hungry, Lunch Break participates in disaster relief, as they did after Super Storm Sandy; provides a place to connect with many social services including the Visiting Nurse Association, the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the Affordable Housing Alliance, Hispanic Affairs, and the Red Bank Resource Center, among others; offers cooking classes for children; dinner nights for the community; collects and distributes new and nearly new clothing; has a Suited for Success program that provides professional attire for men and women for job interviews and for those find jobs; and so much more.
Lunch Break is happy to participate in the new Red Cross campaign “100 Days of Summer: 100 Days of Hope” that seeks to increase blood donations during the summer months. Patients need blood throughout the summer, but the Red Cross sees fewer donors at each blood drive between the Memorial Day and Labor Day holidays.
All blood types are needed. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in general good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
Appointments are preferred; please call 732-784-7360.