Meals on Wheels Mission Statement
To enhance the wellness of Rockland’s older adults and their families by providing services that support their safety, independence and health.
Meals on Wheels Vision Statement
Every older adult in Rockland is living their life to the fullest.
Meals on Wheels Story
Meals on Wheels Programs and Services, Inc. has been improving the quality of life for aging Rockland County residents for more than four decades.
In 1974, Rochelle Berger, founder and former CEO of the Agency, recognized the need for home delivered meals in Rockland County. With a small grant from the National Council of Jewish Women, Mrs. Berger set the wheels in motion by recruiting and organizing a consortium of volunteers who, in that first year, delivered nearly 10,000 meals.
As a not-for-profit agency with an annual budget of over $3 million, Meals on Wheels now has a staff of nearly 80 employees, over 800 volunteers, and has delivered more than 10 million meals since its inception.
The Agency relies in part on local, state and federal government assistance, grants, and private donations to sustain and augment its programs. Meals on Wheels is a member of Leave a Legacy of Rockland County and is committed to raising awareness of, and promoting local interest in, charitable giving through a will or lifetime gifts