Meals on Wheels
Since our humble beginnings over forty years ago, Meals on Wheels of Ocean County has grown into one of New Jersey’s largest and most efficient provider of senior support services. Each year, we provide meals and outreach services to nearly 4,000 Ocean County seniors. Whether it’s Meals on Wheels, our Community Cafe, or Outreach Services the work we do provides nutrition, comfort and meaning to the lives of our seniors.
We are driven by a passionate belief that senior citizens deserve to lead happy, healthy and above all, meaningful lives. From forty years of experience, we know the best way to accomplish this: By doing everything we can to keep them in the environment where they’re most comfortable—at home.
The Importance of Home
We like to think of our seniors’ homes as Memory Galleries, filled with reminders of the people and places that give their life meaning. A family picture on the mantle, a scrapbook of vacation photos, a simple painting on the wall…these are the things that give their lives context and emotional significance. No hospital, assisted living or nursing home facility can replace that.
By the Numbers
Meals on Wheels delivers over 240,000 meals per year to over 1,600 Ocean County seniors.
In total, Meals on Wheels drivers travel around the globe 11 times each year delivering meals. That’s what we call “going the extra mile” for someone you know and love!
The cost to prepare and deliver each hot, nutritious Home Delivered Meal is more than $14.00 per meal. That is a 28% increase from before the Global Pandemic!
Our Outreach office serves over 1,400 seniors for nearly 30,000 action items per year.