"This summer, we had the pleasure of bringing our six year old granddaughter with us on our appointed MOW rounds. Not only was it a wonderful experience for her, it was a bright spot in the day of our clients, some of whom I've never seen smile until that encounter! One client even gave her a dollar tip! Now who was smiling?!!"
- Susan and Doug Hughes (Meals on Wheels volunteers since 2013)
To understand the concept of seniors being hungry, you must understand what it means to be "food insecure". When you are food insecure, it means that there is "limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate and safe foods or limited or uncertain ability to acquire acceptable foods in socially acceptable ways," as defined by a study published in The Journal of Nutrition. Essentially, it meals that you aren't receiving and/or don't have access to the necessary foods and nutrients to help sustain your life. Click HERE for more in-depth information.
Westwood for All Ages is an initiative to make Westwood, New Jersey an age-friendly community - a place where all people can live well and thrive even as they age. The initiative is a partnership of Meals on Wheels North Jersey, the Mayor and Council of Westwood, municipal departments, local businesses and health and social service providers. Westwood for All Ages is committed to raising awareness of its senior residents, ensuring that their voices are heard and their ongoing contributions recognized.
Learn more by visiting our website at www.westwoodforallages.org
Everyday ways to support us...
Seniors Being Hungry is a Nationwide Epidemic...
Meals on Wheels North Jersey is thrilled to be partnering once again with the Bergen County Players for our 3rd Annual Theater Night Fundraiser. This year's benefit performance is The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Book, Music and Lyrics by: Rupert Holmes and based on the unfinished novel by Charles Dickens.
Directed by Steve Bell.
BCP kicks off its 86th season with a brilliantly delightful musical whodunit incorporating a most unusual plot device: a “19th century Music Hall murder-mystery-set-within-a musical” in which you participate by identifying various mysterious characters and then actually vote on the murderer! You could come back and see eight performances and experience a different ending each time! Winner of 14 total Tony and Drama Desk Awards in 1986, including Best Musical, Drood is “one of the most inventive, inspired and rousing musicals ever devised.” AM NEW YORK
Click HERE to purchase your tickets for this amazing night of entertainment!
Every fiscal quarter, Whole Foods Market chooses one day and one non-profit to receive 5% of their total sales. On July 26th, four Bergen County locations (Paramus, Ridgewood, Closter and Edgewater) lent their support resulting in Meals on Wheels North Jersey receiving a check for $19,600! WOW!
Meals on Wheels North Jersey provides more than a meal to our home bound neighbors, nourishing both the body and mind through the delivery of nutritious food and a daily well visit. We are a non-profit, 501(c)(3).
In association with Westwood for All Ages is the Westwood Mayors Wellness Campaign. Their goal is to promote health and wellness to all our residents through activities and events for all ages and abilities. We provide the opportunity for education about health and wellness, as well as fitness programs that incorporate all of the components of overall health.
Click HERE to view our schedule of local activities.
When you shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Meals On Wheels North Jersey. Register your existing Prime account with AmazonSmile and receive the same amazing benefits all while supporting a great cause!
Visit and support us every time you shop. Click HEREfor more details.
We service 30 towns and villages in Bergen County:
* NOW SERVING OAKLAND!
For other areas in Bergen County, please click here.
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