Nutrition (Meals on Wheels)
Our program provides a noonday meal for approximately
4,000 senior citizens annually, a total of 400,000 meals
per year. The meals are nutritionally well balanced, planned
by a registered dietitian who is a member of our staff.
They are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.
m. to 2:00 p. m., excluding holidays. A limited weekend
and holiday meal program is provided for the most needy
and frail homebound seniors who have no one else to care
for them. Those over age sixty are eligible for this program
(and a limited number of younger disabled persons).
Our program is funded partially by Monmouth County grants, USDA reimbursement and donations from our meal program participants and generous donors.
Sharing a meal is central to a family, but for some of our elderly that is no longer possible and they feel the loneliness and isolation of being alone. In addition, they often do not eat well because of limited income, inability to shop or to prepare meals.
Participation in our congregate meal
program can ease the void created when a person lives
alone. Our congregate
locations throughout Monmouth County provide a warm
and inviting social setting. A senior coming in to a center
for the first time is embraced by the companionship of
peers, and friendships are created that last beyond the
time spent at the site. 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. The warm smile of one of our wonderful volunteers or caring meals-on-wheels drivers is also very important to them.
Contact us to join our program!