March for Meals

Help Prevent Senior Hunger and Isolation

The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America’s seniors all year long. In March 1972, President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older.  The March for Meals campaign gives businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound seniors.

Become a March for Meals Community Champion!

You can support Meals on Wheels by making a gift today.

Gifts of any size are gratefully accepted.

Gifts of $2,500, $1,000, $500 or $250 will receive a banner with which you can proudly display your support of Monmouth County Senior Citizens.

Meals on Wheels is Designed to Specifically Meet the Nutritional & Social Needs of Seniors

22% of NEW JERSEY residents are senior citizens.

55% of adults aged 60 or older report at least one unmet need (help with housing costs, access to quality healthcare, picking up groceries, etc.)

17% of all NEW JERSEY seniors are food insecure.

Frequent In Home Visits Provide Opportunities to Meet Nutritional Needs, Combat Social Isolation, Address Safety Hazards, and Provide Holistic Care

9 out of 10 seniors say Meals on Wheels helps them live independently.

And, While Hunger and Isolation Can Affect Anyone with Limited Mobility and Declining Health, Financial Strain Makes Them Much Worse

Over 1,100 meals are delivered every day by Meals on Wheels Monmouth County provided by Interfaith Neighbors by hundreds of volunteer and staff to seniors at home and congregate sites.

Meals on Wheels can provide a senior citizen meals for one year for roughly the same cost as spending one day in the hospital or 10 days in a nursing home.


The Interfaith Neighbors Network