Division of Food & Nutrition

Senior enjoying lunchThe Division of Food & Nutrition strives to provide healthy food access to all the residents of Jersey City. Services include home-delivered senior meals, a/k/a  Meals On Wheels  and senior 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.

In addition, the Division of Food & Nutrition administers the City's Adopt-a-Lot community gardens, the Healthy Corner Store network, and is involved in coordinating Summer Meals for Jersey City school-aged children in the summer months. Food & Nutrition also coordinates Jersey City's robust Farmers Market network, and is seeking to expand in ways that ensure equitable access to fresh produce for residents across Jersey City.

Buy Fresh & Buy Localfarmers market photo

Jersey City farmers markets are open through December. Please bring a reusable shopping bag, wear a mask and maintain social distancing. WIC, Senior FMNP and SNAP/EBT are accepted. Click on the links below for up-to-date schedule and locations.


Through our Nutrition Grant programs, the City 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.  Click here for a list of senior lunch sites.
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.

Department Contact Info

  • phone(201) 547 6809
  • Martin Luther King Jr. City Hall Annex
    One Jackson Square
    Jersey City, NJ 07305
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