NJ yogis, we have an amazing opportunity to come together and make a huge impact on those in need!
Blue Moon Yoga in Shrewsbury is currently hosting a food drive to benefit Lunch Break in Red Bank, NJ. They will be collecting food until May 20, 2019.
As a caring community, Lunch Break freely provides food, clothing, life skills and fellowship to those in need in Monmouth County and beyond.
They strive to break the cycle of poverty for those we serve and guide community members in need to self-sufficiency and healthier, more productive lifestyles.
Put simply? Lunch Break serves everyone and anyone in need with compassion and dignity.
Here is a list of Lunch Break’s most needed items:
- Bottled water
- Peanut butter and Jelly,
- Canned fruits, low sodium vegetables, soups, stews, chili, tuna fish,chicken
- Canned beans, dry beans, lentils
- Nutritious snacks
- Shelf stable milk
- Brown rice
- Low sodium soups
- Spaghetti sauce, instant potatoes, pasta, canned tuna, and chicken
- Coffee, tea, juices
- Condiments like ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, syrup, salt, pepper, salad dressings
- Spices like garlic powder, lemon pepper, basil, oregano, etc.
- Sugar, flour, cake mix, icing
- Macaroni and cheese, mashed potato mixes, rice mixes, etc.
- Cooking oil (vegetable)
- Individual portions of applesauce, pudding, snacks, juices, etc.
- Gluten free foods
Give what you can – and do some amazing yoga at Blue Moon while you are there.
Want to learn more about Lunch Break? Here is what we discovered after spending some time on their website. This organization is nothing short of INCREDIBLE.
Lunch Break History
In January 1983, 35 people gathered at the Friends Meeting House in Shrewsbury to discuss the issue of hunger in Monmouth County. They committed themselves to help the community members who find it difficult to provide the bare necessities for their families.
Galvanized into action, the group began to raise funds and recruit volunteers.
In March 1983, Reverend Terence Rosheuvel provided the basement of the Saint Thomas Episcopal Church in Red Bank to serve hot lunches. In 1985, Lunch Break moved to the Masonic Temple on Bergen Place and expanded its services to include the provision of groceries to families.
Community demand quickly increased beyond the capacity of the Temple, and Lunch Break leaders began to investigate the construction of a permanent, independent facility. In 1986, through combined efforts of many contributors and a large grant from the State of New Jersey, Lunch Break opened the doors to its current facility at 121 Drs. James Parker Boulevard in Red Bank.
In 1992 Saint Leo’s started supplying bagged lunches on Saturday to be distributed to their clients.
For 25 years Mrs. Norma Todd was the Executive Director and the heart and soul of Lunch Break. Mrs. Todd passed away in April 2008 leaving a legacy of love and determination as her banner. Shortly thereafter, Gwendolyn Love was hired as their new Executive Director. Along with her staff, Lunch Break is helped by over 1,500 annual volunteers, with approximately 70 volunteers serving in several capacities on a regular basis.
Lunch Break continue to serve their community members in need to this day, with the same passion, dedication, and community support which is the foundation established by Mrs. Todd years ago.
In recent years, several programs have been added to the Lunch Break roster of services such as the Children’s Cooking Class Program and the Saturday breakfast, which is sponsored by several area churches. Lunch Break’s vision is to lead the region as the comprehensive food, nutrition, and life skills resource for community members in need.
We would also highly recommend that you check out these upcoming events at Blue Moon:
Chakra Series: Awakening & Healing your Energy Centers
Your chakras contain and store all your life’s journey, beliefs and experiences. As we go through life, we accumulate patterns, create blocks and get stuck in our own way. Are there certain areas in your life you need to awaken? Join Blue Moon for this in depth experience of the chakras, what they are, their function, how they affect us, and how to work with them. The remaining Chakra dates are: May 19, June 9, July 21, August 18, and September 15.
Clearing at a Cellular Level on May 10, 2019
In this workshop you will learn to clear at a cellular level whenever uncomfortable issues or feelings come up with a chant that has been in use for thousands of years. This chant was used by a select group and only recently has been released to the masses. If you love to chant or if you’re interested in having another tool for your “tool belt” to help clear negative energies, please join Blue Moon for this special event.
Reiki Level 1 Training and Attunement on May 11, 2019
Join Reiki Master Gina Brownfeld, for Reiki Level 1 Training and Attunement. Gina will guide you in creating or adding to an already existing spiritual practice. Learn some of the history of this amazing practice, along with a reverence for its teachings. You will learn hand positions for a table treatment and be able to treat yourself and others. We will focus on the chakra system and learn to align ourselves as well as others. You will be attuned to the Reiki energy and you will be awakening and connecting to your intuition. This practice can be life changing!
Pre-registration is required (manuals and personalized certificates must be printed).Please feel free to contact Gina with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, upon signing up, contact Gina for further details (email@example.com)
Info Session: Enlightenment & Clearing Negative Energies w/ the Violet Flame on May 17, 2019
Are you curious about the Violet Flame? Have you ever wondered why certain things upset you? Cause you to feel less than joyful? This workshop will help you understand how negative energies can interfere with your quality of life AND how to clear them. Find out if this life changing process is for you. Liz will be with you EVERY step of the way, even after the workshops “end”.
Chakra 4 Deep Dive on May 19, 2019
Join Blue Moon for this in depth experience of the 4th Chakra – the Heart Chakra – what it is, how it functions, and how to work with it. Adrienne has created this “Chakra Therapy Program” based on her own knowledge and the teachings of Chakra Master Teacher & Author: Anodea Judith (Wheels of Life & Eastern Body, Western Mind), whom I studied with directly for over 8 years. Space is limited to 12.
Does a Past Life Influence Our Present? on May 24, 2019
Have you ever wondered why you are drawn to certain activities, people, events, items or even areas of the world? Or why you dislike certain things? Maybe you’re just curious about what else is there? Come experience a special event, guided by Liz, that will help to unfold some of these questions. There will be time after to ask questions regarding your journey with Liz. You MUST sign up in advance for this one! This is a group journey (limited to 10). Meditation begins promptly at 7:00 pm – please arrive a few minutes early, we cannot allow latecomers once the meditation starts. Please bring a notebook/journal & pen.
Reiki Level 2 Training and Attunement on June 8, 2019
Join Reiki Master Gina Brownfeld, for Second Degree Reiki training and attunement. Reiki II will enhance all that you learned in Reiki I and build on your spiritual practice. You will learn three new symbols and take your self practice and your practice on others to another level, and be attuned to send healing energy. You must have completed Reiki Level 1 before taking Level 2. Pre registration is a must. Upon registering, please email Gina at firstname.lastname@example.org, to let her know how you want your name to appear on your certificate, or with any questions. Your manual, training and attunement are included in the $175 tuition.
Shamanic Gong Bath & Aura Cleansing on June 14, 2019
This is a powerful Gong Bath, we will journey into deep relaxation with a Large Earth Gong, Celestial Wind Chimes and Native American drums, as we break up the energy blockages and clear out old stagnant emotional debris. Adrienne will perform an Aura Cleansing on each person, using Sacred Herbs & Incense. This Healing will Clear and Purify your Aura & Energy field, sweeping out what no longer serves you and creating room for your new dreams & visions. Allowing you to move ahead with New Confidence, Clarity & Energy! Leaving you feeling refreshed, relaxed and tuned up! Come experience this powerful Healing! A Selection of Crystals & Shamanic Tools will be available for purchase. Note: This event is available for 12 people, please rsvp and prepay in advance to save your healing space.
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