The Senior Nutrition/ Meals on Wheels Program currently serves 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 receiving the daily meals please contact Maria, who facilitates Nutrition Client Intake, at 732-775-0525, ext. 221 or email your request to our Nutrition Program Senior Manager, Dante Agresti: [email protected].
If you are interested in volunteering with the meal delivery program, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jennifer Gerics, via email at [email protected] or by phone at 732-637-2146.
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 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 60 and a limited number of disabled persons under the age of 60.
Our program is funded by Monmouth County grants, USDA reimbursement, and donations from 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. 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.
More Than A Meal
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.
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- Asbury Park Senior Center
1201 Springwood Ave.
Asbury Park, NJ 07712
- Howell Senior Center
298 Old Tavern Road
Howell, NJ 07731
- Keyport Senior Center
110 Second Street
Keyport, NJ 07735
- Middletown Senior Center
Leonardo, NJ 07737
- Neptune Senior Center
1835 Corlies Avenue
Neptune, NJ 07753
- Red Bank Senior Center
80 Shrewsbury Avenue
Red Bank, NJ 07701
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