During this public health crisis, we continue to deliver meals to seniors in need across the county with our dedicated staff and loyal volunteers.
THIS MONTH IS MARCH FOR MEALS! IT IS TIME TO ADVOCATE FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR SENIORS!
- Make a gift today.
- Become a Meals on Wheels volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please email email@example.com.
Meals on Wheels is Designed Specifically to Meet the Nutritional & Social Needs of Seniors
One in five Americans is 60 years old or older.
The average life expectancy today across the nation is 79 years old.
23% of New Jersey residents are seniors.
19% of all seniors in New Jersey are food insecure.
8% of New Jersey seniors live in poverty.
26% of New Jersey seniors have a disability.
Frequent In Home Visits Provide Opportunities to Meet Nutritional Needs, Combat Social Isolation, Address Safety Hazards & Provide Holistic Care
1 in 4 seniors lives alone.
1 in 4 feels lonely.
8 out of 10 recipients say they see friends more often because of congregate meal programs. Since the start of the COVID-19 health pandemic congregate meal programs have been shut down with these seniors moving to at-home meal delivery.
9 out of 10 seniors say Meals on Wheels helps them live independently.
And, While Hunger and Isolation Can Affect Anyone with Limited Mobility and Declining Health, Financial Strain Makes Them Much Worse
2 out of 3 recipients report the meals make up half or more of all food eaten that day.
Over 1,100 meals are delivered every day by Meals on Wheels of Monmouth County provided by Interfaith Neighbors by hundreds of volunteers and staff to seniors at home and hopefully soon our congregate meal sites will be able to reopen across the county.
Meals on Wheels can provide a senior citizen meals for one year for roughly the same cost as spending one day in the hospital or 10 days in a nursing home.
Gifts of any Size are Gratefully Accepted. Gifts at the $250, $500 or $1000 levels will receive a plaque to proudly display your support of Monmouth County Seniors!