Meals on Wheels Rockland

Youth and Families

When youth volunteer, they gain a range of benefits, from self-esteem, to social responsibility. Volunteering helps to expose the youth to populations they might not usually interact with in their day-to-day lives. Not only can they gain communication and critical thinking skills, but they can also develop a love for giving back as well as add to their resume!

Commissary Assistance

Assist with meal preparation for all our programs in our commissary located in Nanuet. Volunteer opportunities exist Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m to 11:00 a.m. The commissary is not open on the weekends. Individuals may serve during non-school days. Must be over 12 years of age. NO NEED TO REGISTER. To volunteer enter through the first loading dock door in the back of the building. The door will be labeled Meals on Wheels Central commissary.

Miles of Smiles

Provide a healthy smile volunteering with Meals On Wheels Senior Dental Care! Did you know poor oral health affects the whole body? Bacteria built up on teeth and gums can cause multiple complications such as pneumonia, stroke, heart disease and more. Let's keep our participants smile brightly by creating a handy bag with all one needs to guarantee a health smile. Volunteers Needed! MUST USE Miles of Smiles instructions to complete.

Miles of Smiles Instructions
Blizzard Boxes

This emergency food program evolved to insure that the Agency's homebound recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of weather related emergency. Donated shelf-stable food items are collected and packed into donated shoe boxes as complete meals. Boxes are completed and then delivered to the volunteer program coordinator. Each completed box is equal to one community service hour. MUST USE Blizzard Box instructions to complete.

Blizzard Box Instructions

Students Assisting Meals (SAM)

If you are a high school student interested in participating in community service, we have a great opportunity for you. Students Assisting Meals (SAM) consists of students who want to either participate in agency fund raising events (e.g. Golf Outing, 10K Run, Senior Wellness Expo & Walk) or run their own fund raisers (e.g. car wash, bake sales, etc.) to benefit Meals on Wheels.

Need community service hours? Join SAM in your High School. You can earn your required hours and help a senior citizen in your community.

Volunteering with Meals on Wheels enables students to learn about the needs of seniors in our community, but also reaps personal benefits for students:

  • Making a difference in someone's life
  • Learning and developing skills
  • Enhancing your college applications
  • Building self-confidence
  • Meeting new people
  • Feeling needed and valued
  • Communicating that you care about the community
  • Making networking contacts
  • Learn about Rockland's senior population
  • Raise funds for local senior centers and homebound meal recipients

High Schools Already Raising Awareness

  • Clarkstown North
  • Clarkstown South
  • Albertus Magnus
  • Pearl River
  • Suffern High School

Clarkstown North SAMS Club Benefits Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels thanks the Clarkstown North High School Students Assisting Meals Club for $600 raised at their Walk-a-Thon. A little rain couldn't stop these dedicated students and their supporters!



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Dianna Diffley

Phone: (845) 624-6325
Fax: (845) 624-6335
Email: ddiffley@mowrockland.org

Scout Tours

Attend a scout tour. The agency is a not for profit providing a myriad of services to the disabled and the homebound across Rockland County.

  • Home Delivered Meals
  • Senior Activity Centers
  • Adult Day Care Center
  • Adult Learning Center
  • And much more!

At the end of the tour make a craft or card that will be hand delivered out to a homebound senior to brighten their day.

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Girl Scout Silver Award Project Benefits Meals on Wheels

8th Grade Nanuet Girl Scout Cadette, Helen O'Flynn, put together and then donated comprehensive first aid kits for the agency's six passenger vans that transport senior center participants to and from the center and their homes. "We are required by the Department of Transportation to carry first aid kits on all of our passenger vehicles, but more importantly it gives our staff drivers a greater level of comfort knowing that we can address minor medical mishaps quickly!" says Dave Belizzi, Meals on Wheels' Transportation Coordinator.

Pearl River Boy Scout Selects Meals on Wheels as Eagle Project Beneficiary

Meals on Wheels is very fortunate that Jack Fanshawe of Scout Troop 36, Pearl River NY selected the agency as his Eagle Scout project beneficiary. Jack designed and then with his fellow troop members built rolling carts for the agency's emergency shelf stable food program, also known as the "Blizzard Box" program. Many volunteers donate and assemble "Blizzard Boxes" of specific non-perishable food items for the agency to help ensure that the agency's Homebound Meal Program recipients have a sufficient supply of non-perishable food items in case of a weather related or other emergency. We thank Jack and Boy Scout Troop 36 for all of their hard work!