Meals on Wheels is known across the country for delivering hot meals directly into the hands of older adults. The program is designed for those who face challenges in accessing nutritious, hot meals due to limited mobility and/or limited income.
Meals on Wheels is an incredible resource to aging adults who need the accessibility and nutritional resource; however, older Jewish adults could not turn to Meals on Wheels if they wished to maintain a Kosher diet. Kosher Meals on Wheels (KMOW) fills that gap and allows Jewish seniors to maintain their traditions, bringing a sense of comfort as they age.
JFCS delivers Kosher Meals on Wheels to Jewish seniors in West Windsor, East Windsor, Hightstown, Hamilton, Princeton and Plainsboro. Deliveries are made twice a week and include 5 total meals, one for each day of the week. The hot, Kosher meals are prepared by our partner Greenwood House then distributed by JFCS volunteers to our local communities. Greenwood House staff and volunteers deliver KMOW to those in the Trenton, Lawrenceville, and Ewing communities. Meals are $25 per week and some scholarships are available.
Call us at 609-987-8100 to learn more about how to receive KMOW deliveries.
Interested in delivering more than a meal to seniors?
We are always looking for motivated volunteers to serve as KMOW drivers for our local seniors. The older adults who receive meal deliveries look forward to the friendly face and short conversation – many recipients face isolation as well as nutrition challenges as they age. Our volunteers are valuable eyes and ears on the ground for our staff, regularly reporting back if there are visible concerns of declining health or living conditions. Our staff has been able to intervene quickly and provide additional support to the senior in cases where a volunteer has provided valuable feedback.
If you are interested in becoming a KMOW delivery driver, contact our Volunteer Coordinator Eden Aaronson at EdenA@jfcsonline.org.
For non-Jewish seniors who do not need Kosher meals, connect with Meals on Wheels to find delivery options in your community.