Now More Than Ever, Meals on Wheels Needs You
Why donate to Meals on Wheels of Ocean County?
Meals on Wheels is not an entitlement. We depend on the generosity of our recipients, their families, and the community at large to ensure that no senior goes hungry.
Please help us with our mission. Make a donation to Meals on Wheels of Ocean County today!
The challenges we’re facing.
Meals on Wheels of Ocean County is facing challenges from all sides: An Aging Population, financial, and geographic.
Aging population: Thanks to modern medicine and technology, Ocean County seniors are living longer and healthier lives. They’re also outliving much of their savings and this trend will only increase in the coming years. Ocean County is home to two of the towns with the largest percentage of 85+ senior citizens in the entire United States–Berkeley and Manchester. Funding and support from people like you is vital to help us keep our seniors in the environment where they are most comfortable – their own home.
Financial: Our costs continue to increase. With an aging fleet of vehicles, price hikes in gasoline, as well as increases in the costs of food, our limited resources are stretched as far as they can go. It costs us over $10 to prepare and deliver one meal.
Geographic: Ocean County is a large, sprawling community. Every year, Meals on Wheels of Ocean County vans drive the equivalent of nearly 14 trips around the world! You don’t need to be a mechanic to realize the wear and tear that puts on our vehicles.
Now more than ever, we need your help. Please donate today!
Meals on Wheels of Ocean County is a registered 501(c)3 charity. Financial gifts are tax-deductible to the extent allowed under IRS regulations