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Chef Lou’s Army – Mobilize a Meal – People in Need

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Donation Total: $10.00


CLA Meals distribution

CLA partners with distribution centers and other organizations to send out meals by the hundreds, throughout Ocean and Monmouth County, raising spirits of many recipients with a delicious hot meal. 

Large meal distributions also allow for a quick and powerful response to severe emergencies with a large flow of meals at the ready. 

Contact us if near Asbury Park, Lakewood, or Toms River for meal distribution information.


Everyone must eat! When disaster strikes, food fuels hearts and minds, and often serves as inspiration and energy amidst challenging circumstances for a family or individual. CLA responds quickly to crisis with nutritional support for several days to several weeks from nearby CLA partner restaurants. 

We then introduce the individuals and families to our Resource Program that helps them return to a sense of normal and security quicker than they may on their own.  

Contact us if you are experiencing challenging circumstances or in urgent need of food.


Our CLA Resource Program saves countless hours for those in need with curated lists of local government and non-profit programs sourced from over a dozen different online databases. 

Separated among types of needs, with program descriptions, eligibility information, and estimated amounts of aid. We help our community find resources already available, and without having to filter through the dozens to hundreds of programs not meant for them.  

Contact us for a personally curated list of local resources.

Chef Lou’s Army Story

Founded out of a need to support and serve front line personnel during the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in Spring 2020, Chef Lou’s Army (CLA) continues to provide hot, FREE meals to keep our neighbors nourished throughout Ocean and Monmouth County New Jersey. 



* Supporting veterans, seniors, children, and all types of individuals and families in need; CLA procures and coordinates the preparation and delivery of thousands of restaurant quality, nutritious and ready-to-eat meals (1,000+ calorie/meal) each week. 


  • * Chef Lou’s Army puts local high rated restaurants on the front line of fighting food insecurity. At the ready to respond to local emergencies with large meal distributions, as well as able to respond to small family/individual’s crises with meals for several days and for several weeks. 


  • * All meal recipients are then introduced to over 200 different non-profit and government programs. To restore hope during a tough time, CLA brings a lot of people to the table. Something food has always been known to do.  


  • * Chef Lou’s Army stays in active contact with state, county, and local governments and community leaders of all types to ensure prioritized distribution of meals in times of emergency. 

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Donation Total: $10.00

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THOUSANDS of meals come out of our Chef Lou’s Army partnered kitchens every week. Join our Army as we package and deliver these meals throughout Ocean and Monmouth County!

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