Nutrition | Meals On Wheels of Monmouth County

 

COMMUNITY UPDATE

The Senior Nutrition/Meals on Wheels Program is currently serving over 1,100 daily meals to homebound seniors across Monmouth County.

In response to the Covid-19 health crisis, we have introduced enhanced personal, facility and vehicle safety protocols to ensure the safety of our volunteers, staff and the seniors we serve. 

If you are interested in volunteering with the meal delivery program, you can email nancyk@interfaithneighbors.org

If you are interested in receiving the daily meals contact Nutrition Director Beth Paterno via 732-775-0525, ext 227 or email your request to bethp@interfaithneighbors.org.

1,100 Meals Delivered Every Day – There Are People In Those Numbers

Our program provides a noonday meal for approximately 3,500 senior citizens annually; a total of 350,000 meals per year. The meals are nutritionally well balanced, planned by a on-staff registered dietitian. We also offer a limited weekend and holiday meal program for homebound seniors who have no one else to care for them. The program is available for those over age sixty and a limited number of younger disabled persons.

Our program is funded by Monmouth County grants, USDA reimbursement, and donations by meal program participants and generous donors.

Congregate Meals
Sharing a meal is central to a family but for some of our elderly that is no longer possible. Many battle daily with the feeling of loneliness and isolation. In addition, they often do not eat well because of limited income or the inability to shop and/or prepare meals.

Congregate meal program participants can ease the void created when a person lives alone. Our congregate locations across Monmouth County provide a warm and inviting social setting. A senior coming into a center for the first time is embraced by the companionship of peers. Often, friendships are created that last beyond the time spent at the site and lives are enhanced by seniors looking after seniors.

Meals on Wheels
For the homebound senior, our meals-on-wheels program provides a vital link to the world. The senior can remain comfortably at home with the dignity of independence and the security of having someone visit once a day with a nutritious meal. Also, the warm smile of one of our wonderful volunteers or caring meals-on-wheels drivers is important to them and often serves as a wellness check.

Click here to join our program!

Congregate Sites:

  • Asbury Park Senior Center
    Springwood Center
    1201 Springwood Ave.
    Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    (732) 807-2708
  •   Howell Senior Center
    298 Old Tavern Road
    Howell, NJ 07731
    (732) 938-4937
  •   Keyport Senior Center
    110 Second Street
    Keyport, NJ 07735
    (732) 888-4876
  •   Middletown Senior Center
    Croyden Hall
    Leonardville Road
    Leonardo, NJ 07737
    (732) 291-0999
  •   Neptune Senior Center
    1835 Corlies Avenue
    Neptune, NJ 07753
    (732) 988-8855
  •   Red Bank Senior Center
    80 Shrewsbury Avenue
    Red Bank, NJ 07701
    (732) 747-5204

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