Meals on Wheels of Ocean County
Outreach Services
Community Cafe
Pick Up the Tab

Hot Meals, Warm Hearts: Your Donation Matters

We’re a not-for-profit charity, and we depend on your generosity to provide hot meals to seniors in desperate need. Your donation isn’t just food; it’s a lifeline and a source of hope. Join us in making a real difference in their lives. Donate now.

More than Meals

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Meals on Wheels of Ocean County


Hot, Healthy Meals. Friendly Faces. A Safer Ocean County

Nobody goes further to help our seniors than Meals on Wheels of Ocean County. Each year we serve over 250,000 hot and nutritious meals to over 1,500 seniors while traveling the Earth 11 times to deliver them. Every day, we’re fulfilling our purpose—to feed every senior who needs our services.

Meals on Wheels of Ocean County
Meals on Wheels of Ocean County


Your thoughtful donation helps us serve the community.

Your thoughtful donation helps us serve the community.
Though no donation is required, each participant is asked to make a small voluntary contribution of $2 per meal to help defray food and preparation costs. It costs over $14 to prepare and serve each meal. Every donation helps us ensure that no senior is ever denied because they can’t afford a contribution.

Meals on Wheels needs you. Together, we can work to ensure that no senior goes hungry.

Community Cafe

A Hot Meal, Activities, and a Place to Enjoy the Community.

Our Community Cafe’s not only serve hot and nutritious meals five days a week, but they also serve as a place to spend time with friends and family. We offer socialization, physical activities, arts & crafts, educational programs, health screening and musical guests to help keep our seniors feeling youthful. Our cafe’s offer activities to stimulate minds, encourage activity, and inspire a sense of community.

The Community Café is available to Ocean County residents who are:

  • 60 years of age or older
  • limited transportation services available
  • ability to take care of self at site
Community Cafe

Meals on Wheels

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meals on Wheels?2023-11-01T09:13:21-04:00

We are a not-for-profit organization that delivers More Than Meals to Ocean County Seniors. We provide home delivered meals, wellness and safety checks, onsite dining at our Community Cafes as well as Outreach Services.

Who may receive meals?2023-11-02T09:35:04-04:00

The Home Delivered Meals Program is available to Ocean County residents who are:

  • 60 years of age or older;
  • Homebound;
  • Incapacitated due to accident, illness, or frailty;
  • Unable to prepare meals because of lack of facilities, inability to shop or cook for oneself, unable to prepare meals safely, or lack knowledge and skills to prepare meals;
  • Lacking support from family, friends, neighbors, health aide or other caregivers to help secure meals on weekdays;
  • Spouses of homebound older individuals, regardless of age, if an assessment indicates that receipt of the meal is in the best interest of the participant;
  • Individuals with a disability under the age of 60 who reside at home with eligible older individuals.

One meal is delivered each day Monday through Friday. Weekend meals are also available for select participants.

Who prepares the meals?2023-11-01T09:14:01-04:00

We have an outstanding kitchen staff that prepare the meals daily starting around 6am so that they arrive fresh for our seniors to enjoy.

Is there a fee for meals?2023-11-01T09:14:49-04:00

There is not required fee for meals. We do ask for a $2 donation per meal to help “Pick Up The Tab” since each meal costs around $14 to procure, prepare and deliver.

Take Control of Your Health

Chronic Disease & Diabetes Self-Management

Fatigue. Shortness of breath. Pain. These are some of the many symptoms of chronic disease—the #1 health challenge for Americans today.

For those afflicted with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, hope is here. These innovative self-management programs will teach you the tools you need to improve the quality of your life.

Meals on Wheels of Ocean County is proud to offer this program to Ocean County Residents FREE OF CHARGE!

Outreach Services

Healthy Bodies Active Minds

The Meals on Wheels and Community Cafe programs serve all of Ocean County, but our Outreach Services are limited to seniors living in Jackson, Lakewood, Plumsted, Point Pleasant Borough and Beach, and the non-Brick and Toms River shore areas from Bay Head to South Seaside Park.

We provide a diverse range of health, wellness, educational and outreach services, including:

Information & Assistance: We assist frail, elderly seniors with their benefits paperwork, and link them to other agencies that offer services that they need. Trained staff provide information, assistance and referrals regarding programs and services for seniors and their caregivers.

Assessments: In home eligibility assessments and reassessments for Meals on Wheels participants.


We Thank You for Your Support

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