Meals on Wheels Rockland

We Provide "Much More Than A Meal"

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Timely Matters

R2M Realty Charity Give Back Program

Thank you to R2M Realty, a new real estate brokerage firm opened in Rockland County by Kenyatta Jones-Arietta. Ms. Jones-Arietta commitment to the community is evidenced by her agency's Charity Give Back program where R2M will donate 3% of their commission on residential sales to the company's buyers and sellers' local charity of choice. They can also choose up to 3 local charities in which the company will donate 1% of their commission to each of the three charities. Fortunately, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland has been lucky enough to already benefit from this program! Please click below to visit R2M's website:

R2M Realty

and click below to read R2M's press release:

Press Release
PDI/Nice-Pak and Subaru "Share the Love" This Holiday Season

PDI/Nice-Pak and Subaru "Share the Love" this holiday season. Thank you to PDI/Nice-Pak for hosting a "stuff the trunk" event at the company's annual Turkey Bowl holiday gathering. Company associates donated over 50 Blizzard Bags for the agency's homebound meal delivery program recipients. Meals on Wheels appreciates PDI/Nice-Pak's continued support!

Please click below to see the full story covered by the Rockland County Times:

Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York covers our Homebound Meal Delivery program on Thanksgiving Day!

Please click the link below to watch the coverage that aired.

Eyewitness News WABC-TV New York
Serving Families Affected by Breast Cancer

Did you know that your Meals on Wheels serves families affected by Breast Cancer?

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is participating in the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program. Many of our neighbors living with breast cancer receive up to six monthly home deliveries of up to seven meals designed to help meet their nutritional needs. In addition, family members may also receive up to 10 meals as well. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit the Magnolia Meals website by clicking below or contact Ilsa Svoboda at or at (845) 624-6325.

Magnolia Meals
Celebrating Our 9 Millionth Meal!

Meals on Wheel's 9 Millionth Meal was delivered to 93 year old Nora Cahill by County Executive, Ed Day and Sheriff Falco on July 23, 2014.

Barbara Kohlhausen. Ed Day, and Stan Schwatz are pictured in front of a 1956 Mercury holding the 9 millionth meal.

Countywide Telephone Reassurance Program

If you are over 60 and living in Rockland County and would like to get a free, friendly phone call each day, you may request it from Northern Services Group. To become a recipient or volunteer for the program call the Director of volunteer Services at Northern Services Group at (845) 426-6757.

A Worry-Free Way for Seniors to Stay Connected

Assurance Wireless, is partnering with Meals on Wheels Association of America to provide FREE cell service to low-income eligible seniors. In a world where many seniors are struggling for access to basic needs, Assurance Wireless, can help them stay connected to family, friends and emergency services.

Click on the link below for more information:

I Spy A Meals on Wheels Coin Can!

In the age of debit cards, Paypal accounts, and smartphone payment apps it may seem archaic to distribute coin collection cans, but the cans offer an easy way to lighten the load in your pocket or purse while reminding us that there are still many people who depend on our home-delivered nutritious meals and the warm smile of our caring volunteers. So look for our Meals on Wheels coin cans at over 100 locations throughout the county and go ahead and drop those annoying coins in. Dollar bills also fit nicely through the slots!


The "Coupon Queen" Donates Two Van Loads of Food!

On December 23rd Meals on Wheels was fortunate to benefit from the efforts of Rockland's own Coupon Queen. Anna D'Souza delivered two van loads of food and personal care items to be distributed to beneficiaries of Meals on Wheels programs. Please click below to watch Verizon Fios Channel 1's coverage the story!

Senator David Carlucci, Anna D'Souza and Don Hammond pose in behind of some of the food donated by Ann

Verizon Fios Channel 1
Subaru Ladles of Love Day with First Niagara

Meals on Wheels has partnered with First Niagara and Subaru this holiday season to help fight senior hunger. A "Ladles of Love" event was held Monday, December 15th at the Spring Valley branch of First Niagara. 100 bowls of nutritious and delicious chicken noodle soup were distributed at the event. Meals on Wheels will continue its monthly free soup day at various county locations.

Save the Date

Please save the date of Saturday, March 21st, 2015 for an evening Art Auction to benefit Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland! More Information to follow.

Art Auction RSVP
Save the Date

Please save the date of Saturday, May 9th, 2015 for the 5th Annual Bill Fortune 10K Run and 5K Run/Walk to benefit Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland!

Rockland Road Runners
Volunteering Over 15 Years!

Awards were presented in recognition of over 15 years of service to four volunteer instructors at Meals on Wheels Adult Learning Center of Rockland. Eileen Herkes, Lilo Kassel, Mark Neumann, and Marty Weitzman and were presented with their awards by Don Hammond, CEO/President of Meals on Wheels along with Ian Borsook, Program Coordinator of the Adult Learning Center.

Herb Kurz Remembered

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is saddened by the news of the passing of well-known Rockland philanthropist and long-time Meals on Wheels supporter Herb Kurz. Please on the button below to read about Mr. Kurz's passing.

Lowey Highlights Impact of Federal Nutrition Programs Benefitting Rockland Seniors

Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey (D-Westchester/Rockland), the Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, visited Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc. (MOW Rockland) on Monday, November 24th to highlight the impact of federal nutrition program funding on the well-being of Rockland seniors during Thanksgiving and the holiday season. Congress must pass a spending bill by December 11, 2014, to keep the government open. As Ranking Member on the House Appropriations Committee, Lowey will be fighting to protect funding levels for critical programs that help the neediest among us, including senior nutrition programs that benefit hundreds of Rockland seniors who are unable to shop or prepare their own food.

Nita Lowey
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Meals on Wheels Will Close All Programs

Meals on Wheels will close all programs including the Adult Day Care Program at the Bobbi Lewis Center, Adult Learning Center, Senior Centers Programs and Home Delivered Meals Program on Tuesday January 27th due to blizzard conditions. In advance of the blizzard we have distributed shelf-stable food to all of our Home Delivered Meals clients to ensure that they have sufficient food. We will make every best effort to reopen all programs on Wednesday January 28th, (weather permitting).

What's on Tap?

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland and Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe invite you to join us on February 8th from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm to test the pouring skills of our guest bartenders! See if these novice barkeeps are able to "Pour A Pint" without spilling a drop of the perfect draft.

Enjoy sixteen fresh taps of premium craft beer and 600 varieties of bottled beer from around the world. Great raffles! Great prizes!

All tips earned by our guest bartenders will help Meals on Wheels Drive Away Senior Hunger.

Donald Hammond is New President & CEO

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is pleased to announce that the agency has hired lifelong Rockland County resident Dr. Donald N. Hammond as the new President & CEO of the agency. Dr. Hammond succeeds Barbara Kohlhausen who retires from the agency after serving six years as President & CEO.

Press Release


Thanks Barbara Kohlhausen for Over 6 years of Dedicated Service

Meals on Wheels sincerely thanks Barbara Kohlhausen for over 6 years of dedicated service as the agency's President/CEO as she moves on to the next phase in her life: retirement! Barbara has been an incredible agency leader and advocate for seniors in our community.

Job Openings

Position: Recreation Coordinator/Assistant Supervisor

Position: Caseworker/Intake Coordinator

Agency Wish List

Please consider making an in-kind donation to the agency. Each of our five senior centers would appreciate receiving their own digital camera to better capture more of their events and programs. If you think you may be able to donate a new digital camera to any of the senior centers, please contact Marie Porrovecchio at (845) 624-6325 or at Thank you!

Mission Statement

The mission of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc. is to serve the homebound, seniors and others in Rockland County through a multi-purpose agency which focuses on nutritional, recreational and social support programs.

Mailing Address

Meals on Wheels Programs &
Services of Rockland, Inc.

121 West Nyack Road
Nanuet, NY 10954

Telephone: 845.624.MEAL (6325)
Fax: 845.624.6335

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Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc.


Got an hour?

Many local seniors live alone and can no longer prepare their own meals. In just one hour you could make the difference in whether a senior has a warm, nutritious daily meal. Volunteer homebound meal delivery drivers are particularly needed in the Spring Valley & Suffern areas.

All programs rely on the support of volunteers
  • Deliver meals to individuals who are homebound.
  • Provide general assistance in Senior Centers and in the Adult Day Care Center.
  • Assist at special events.
  • Help our staff with with office tasks and other activities.

Useful Links

Programs funded in part by the Administration on Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, Rockland County Office for the Aging, donations, grants and fees. A copy of our latest annual report may be obtained, upon request, from Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland or from the NY State Attorney General's Charities Bureau, Attention: FOIL Officer, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.