Meals on Wheels Rockland

We Provide "Much More Than A Meal"

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Timely Matters

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:

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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.

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Year End Tax Advantage: Consider Donating Stock

30% of total annual donations to charities are made each in December. So if you are among those who make your charitable contributions during the holiday season, then you may want to think about how you can combine your philanthropic goals with year end tax advantages. Please click here to read why donating stocks to your favorite charity, such as Meals on Wheels, may be something you want to consider!

Honor A Caregiver With A Special Message

In the United States there are more than 15 million caregivers of those living with Alzheimer's and dementia. November is national Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month and National Cargeivers Month. If you would like to recognize a wonderful caregiver for all they do, consider honoring them by posting a tribute message on the Alzhiemer's Association's website tribute page. Please on the button below to post your message.


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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.


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 isvoboda@mowrockland.org or at (845) 624-6325.

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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.

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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:

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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!

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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.


#GivingTuesday Campaign

Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is pleased to announce that the agency's #GivingTuesday campaign raised a little over $1,500 to support the agency's programs and services. Thank you to all that participated by either donating or posting an "unselfie" photo. Although Giving Tuesday has passed the agency of course accepts much needed contributions year-round and if you would still like to donate, please click on the button below:

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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.


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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.


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Meals on Wheels Turns 40 this year!

In 1974 a group of dedicated volunteers associated with the National Council of Jewish Women started a home- bound meal delivery program out of the basement of founder and former Executive Shelly Berger's home. Today that program, known as Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, offers much more than a meal by also serving seniors through five senior centers, the Bobbi Lewis Adult Day Program, the Adult Learning Center, information and referral and more.

Student Collects Food and Funds!

Katherine Gilbride wanted to get involved and thought Meals on Wheels would be a great place to support. Katherine, a senior at Pearl River High School, volunteered her time to collect donations of non-perishable foods outside her local grocery store and while doing so also accepted cash donations on behalf of the agency. Thanks to Katherine and the support of many shoppers, Katherine collected enough food to put together 60 Blizzard Boxes for the agency's shelf stable food program and enough cash to "Adopt A Senior!" For more information about making Blizzard Boxes or adopting a senior, please contact Sharon Martini atsmartini@mowrockland.org or at (845) 624-6325.

Meals on Wheels' Adult Learning Center Founder Honored

Meals on Wheels' Adult Learning Center Volunteer was recently recognized by the Rockland County Times as an unsung hero. Marty Weitzman volunteers at the Adult Learning Center and was a computer instructor and director of the Adult Learning Center for over 13 years. Through his pioneering volunteer efforts, Marty has helped hundreds of seniors become computer literate. Please click on the button below to read more about Marty.

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Meals at Home for Families Facing Breast Cancer

Thanks to the Magnolia Meals at Home™ program many of our neighbors living with breast cancer may 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. To find out if you or a loved one is eligible visit www.MagnoliaMealsAtHome.com or contact Ilsa Svoboda at isvoboda@mowrockland.org or at 845/624-6325.


Meals on Wheels Staff members Ilsa Svoboda and Joanna Tower get ready to deliver Magnolia Meals.

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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.


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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.


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 mporrovecchio@mowrockland.org. 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
E-mail: info@mowrockland.org


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Volunteer

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.