Our Story... Meals on Wheels North Jersey (originally Pascack Valley Meals on Wheels) was founded in June 1972. We started with six clients and some seed money from the Montvale Rotary Club. Volunteers were hard to find; it seemed like nobody had heard of a program like this! Today we have hundreds of volunteers on eighteen routes delivering meals in 30 towns throughout Bergen County.
Our Funding...We are funded by client donations, Bergen County Senior Services, Bergen County Community grants, United Way donations, private donors and private grants.
We service 30 towns and villages in Bergen County:
Closter Hillsdale Paramus Upper Saddle River
Cresskill Mahwah Park Ridge Washington Township
Demarest Montvale Ramsey Westwood
Dumont New Milford River Edge Woodcliff Lake
Emerson Northvale River Vale
Franklin Lakes Norwood Rockleigh
Harrington Park Old Tappan Saddle River
* Now serving Oakland
For other areas in Bergen County, please click here.
24 hours a day: (201) 358-0050
100 Madison Avenue, Suite 3, Westwood, NJ 07675
24 hours a day: (201) 358-0050
Olivia Chrinian, MSW originally joined Meals on Wheels North Jersey as a social work intern from Rutgers. Now on staff, she works to connect clients to other much needed community resources in addition to providing in-home counseling and assessment services. She also coordinates and leads our Mental Health First Aid training program that we offer to each of our volunteers and facilitates our new Friendly Visitor program.
Lisa MacClements joined Meals on Wheels North Jersey over 5 years ago as Business Manager. Having met Jeanne while working as Marketing Director of a health care facility, she learned first hand the importance of good and stable nutrition. She has over 25 years experience in corporate communications and customer service and oversees the processing of all new client and volunteer applications as well as the management of our county sponsored programs and coordination of our fundraising efforts. She is a busy mother of two who is a 2018 graduate of the Bergen LEADS program and the President of her local PTA 501(c)(3).
Meet our Staff...
Amanda Leggett has been with Meals on Wheels for over 11 years as Client Coordinator. She began her career in food services at Pascack Valley Hospital back in 1973. Now she utilizes her expertise managing the meal prep process each morning in our main kitchen. She has the pleasure of greeting our volunteers each day with hot and cold coolers of fresh food for our clients. Amanda also works closely with our route coordinators as well as maps out and assigns clients to the appropriate routes.
Where we deliver...
Jeanne Martin has been at the helm of Meals on Wheels North Jersey as Executive Director for over 10 years. She is also the President of Meals on Wheels New Jersey. She began her work in the non-profit world as the administrator for Christian Overcomers; a disability ministry offering respite care and social opportunities for disabled youth and adults.
She has developed an on-going supportive relationship with many of the mayors of the 30 towns MOWNJ services through her “Mayors for Meals” initiative. She has created close working ties with area hospitals, colleges and social workers who are providing her clients with invaluable services they might not have received without her unusual innovation and personal intervention. She currently serves on the Advisory Board to the Rutgers University School of Social Work.