During this public health crisis, we continue to deliver meals to seniors in need across the county with our dedicated staff and loyal volunteers.
HOW CAN YOU HELP DURING THE COVID-19 PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY?
- You can make a gift today.
- You can volunteer. If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
22% of New Jersey residents are seniors.
17% 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 5 feels lonely.
8 out of 10 recipients say they see friends more often because of congregate meal programs.
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
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 six
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!