Office of Senior Nutrition
City, NJ 07304
(201) 547-6808 or (201) 547-5750
Office of Senior Nutrition strives to provide
quality food services for the elders of Jersey City. We provide food services
such as Meals On Wheels (MOW) and Congregate Meals at Senior Lunch
Sites. Meals On Wheels is available to homebound/bedridden seniors who are
unable to provide for their own nutritional needs. For more active seniors that
are not homebound, we provide the Congregate Meals Program at Senior Lunch
Sites city-wide. Congregate Meal Sites provide seniors with an opportunity to
gather together in one place to enjoy a hot meal accompanied by other members
of the community.
Nutrition Sites, Senior Lunch Sites
The City, through our Nutrition Grant programs, operates an
additional nine Senior Citizen Nutrition sites from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
weekdays. These sites serve about 265 meals a day to seniors, five days a week,
52 weeks a year.
92 Danforth Avenue
2555 Kennedy Boulevard
Grace Senior Center
39 Erie Street
463 Pacific Avenue
425 Ocean Avenue
358 Montgomery Street
398 Grove Street
28 Paterson Street
335 Bergen Avenue
Home Delivered Meals
Our Home Delivered
Meals Program serves between 800 and 1000 housebound seniors daily, including
weekends, for a total of over 250,000 meals served each year. . Please
note that applicants must meet specific program requirements in order to be
eligible for service. Service
includes the delivery of a frozen meal per day once a week Monday through
Friday. For more information, contact
Jerome Colwell, Project Coordinator, at (201) 547-6808
or (201) 547-6809.
Jersey City Meals on Wheels is a
program designed to enable homebound and disabled seniors to remain in their
community with independence and dignity.
Reside in the area
of Jersey City.
Be age 60 years or
The individual must
be homebound; i.e. does not leave his or her house under normal circumstances.
The person must be
generally unable to get to a congregate dining site where lunch is served.
The individual must
not be attending an adult day care center where a meal or meals are served
individual must be unable to obtain food (go shopping) or prepared meals.
meals available would not jeopardize the health of the individual.
individual must be able to feed him/herself and reheat the frozen meal.
individual must be home to receive the meals when delivered.
How It Works
- A nutritious meal is
delivered directly to your home.
- An effort is made to
deliver the meal at approximately the same time each day.
- This well balanced
meal provides one third of the recommended daily nutrients your body needs as
- Meals can be heated in the microwave or conventional oven
- You must be home to
accept your meal delivery and make contact with the driver.
- Your driver cannot
leave your meal without knowing that you are safe.
- If you have a
doctor’s appointment or will be away, please call the Meals on Wheels office
before 12:00 noon the business day before. The meal delivery will be
temporarily suspended and resumed when we are notified.
At times, you may not hear the
door. If this happens and you find an ‘Attempted to Deliver’ tag left by the
driver, please call the office at 201-547-6809 immediately.
A donation of $1.25 for each meal is suggested
to assist in providing meals to participants in need. Voluntary donations can
be mailed or given to the driver in a sealed envelope. When possible, please
enclose a check rather than cash and made payable to “City of Jersey
Please do not offer a tip, as drivers are not allowed to accept tips.
Basic food supplies must be kept
in your home at all times. You may not receive a meal as planned on any given
day as meal deliveries can be suspended due to hazardous weather conditions or
other unforeseen circumstances. If uncertain whether a delivery will be made,
please call Meals on Wheels at 201- 547-6809 between the hours of 8:00 AM –
4:00 PM Monday-Friday
About Congregate Meals
The City operates 9 congregate meal sites in the city. These sites bring seniors together in a
social setting to enjoy a hot meal and the company of other members of the
community. Two sites, Joseph Connors
Senior Center, 28 Paterson St. and the Maureen Collier Center, 335 Bergen Ave.
are open daily from 9:00am to 4:30pm from Monday through Friday and offer a range
of activities. The remaining seven sites
are open from 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday thru Friday.
Jersey City’s Senior Lunch
Program enables seniors to socialize and enjoy each other’s company and
participate in activities that revitalize the spirit within all of us.
For more information on any of the Office's programs and services, contact Carol Pasquale (201) 547-5750