Nutrition | Meals On Wheels of Monmouth County

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

If you are interested in receiving the daily meals please contact Maria, who facilitates Nutrition Client Intake, at 732-775-0525, ext. 221 or contact our Nutrition Program Director, Beth Paterno at 732-775-0525 ext. 227 or [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.

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.

Please contact the congregate site before attending to confirm that they have dining availability. Refer to the contact information on the bottom of this page. 

More Than A Meal
For a 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 contact us about joining our program or volunteering!

Congregate Sites:

  • Asbury Park Senior Center
    Springwood Center
    1201 Springwood Ave.
    Asbury Park, NJ 07712
    (732) 807-2708
  • Hazlet Senior Center
    James J. Cullen Center
    1776 Union Avenue
    Hazlet, NJ 07730
    (732) 217-8683
  • Howell Senior Center
    298 Old Tavern Road
    Howell, NJ 07731
    (732) 938-4937
  • Middletown Senior Center
    Croyden Hall
    Leonardville Road
    Leonardo, NJ 07737
    (732) 291-0999
  • Neptune Senior Center
    1607 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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