Meals on Wheels Rockland

We Provide "Much More Than A Meal"

501(C)(3) Tax ID # 13-2831197

Timely Matters

#Giving Tuesday

There's Black Friday, Cyber Monday and now #Giving Tuesday- a global day of giving the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. Join the "unselfie" movement and plan to donate to Meals on Wheels and your other favorite charities on this year's Giving Tuesday: December, 2, 2014.

Join the #UNselfie Movement!

Join the "unselfie" movement: Take an #UNselfie photo of yourself or with your family and friends holding a sign promoting Meals on Wheels and then post the photo on social media.

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#Giving Tuesday

Also, plan to donate to Meals on Wheels and your other favorite charities on this year's #Giving Tuesday: December 2, 2014.

Please Donate Your Supermarket Turkey

Meals on Wheels will gratefully accept donations of frozen turkeys that will be used to prepare Thanksgiving meals for hundreds of home bound seniors. Turkeys can be dropped off at our 121 West Nyack Road office Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Any questions please call (845) 624-6325.

Honor A Caregiver With A Special Message

n 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.

Alzhiemer's Association
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!


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 or at (845) 624-6325.

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!

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.

Ladles of Love in Suffern

Meals on Wheels traveled to Esther Gitlow Towers in Suffern this month. Over 40 bowls of free soup were distributed to the residents on Wednesday, November 19th. Meals on Wheels will continue its monthly free soup day at various county locations.

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 or contact Ilsa Svoboda at or at 845/624-6325.

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

40th Anniversary Celebrated at the 2014 Harvest Moon Grand Reception

Meals on Wheels gratefully acknowledges all those who helped make the Harvest Moon Grand Reception such a successful evening. We are very pleased to report that over 170 guests attended the event and in doing so helped Meals on Wheels raise over $90,000 to benefit agency programs and services for seniors and the homebound in our area.

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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.