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Office of Senior Nutrition 
199 Summit Avenue
Unit F
Jersey City, NJ  07304
 


Tel: (201) 547-6808 or (201) 547-5750
Fax: (201) 547-5168

 

Description
The Office of Senior Nutrition strives to provide quality food services for the elders of Jersey City. We provide food services such as Meals On Wheels (MOW) and 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.  

Nutrition Sites, Senior Lunch Sites
The City, through our Nutrition Grant programs, 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. 

Berry Gardens
92 Danforth Avenue
 

(201) 706-4745 

Marilyn 

Boyd McGuiness
2555 Kennedy Boulevard
 

(201) 451-7955
TBA
 

Grace Senior Center
39 Erie Street
 

(201) 659-2211
Joyce Davison
 

Lafayette Living Center
463 Pacific Avenue
 

(201) 931-3286
Deloria Ford
 

Ocean Towers
425 Ocean Avenue
 

(201) 434-8691
Lena Johnson
 

Olga Rodriguez Senior Center
358 Montgomery Street
 

(551) 697-8397 

ZOILA MARTINEZ 

Villa Borinquen (PACO)
398 Grove Street
 

(201) 673-3235
Carmen Perico
 

Joseph Connors Senior Center 

28 Paterson Street 

(201) 420-8119 

Michelle Martinez 

Maureen Collier Senior Center 

335 Bergen Avenue 

(201) 451-7955 

Cynthia Holloway 

 






























 

Home Delivered Meals
Our Home Delivered Meals Program serves between 800 and 1000 housebound seniors daily, including weekends, for a total of over 250,000 meals served each year. . Please note that applicants must meet specific program requirements in order to be eligible for service.  Service includes the delivery of a frozen meal per day once a week Monday through FridayFor more information, contact Jerome Colwell, Project Coordinator, at (201) 547-6808 or (201) 547-6809. 

Jersey City Meals on Wheels is a program designed to enable homebound and disabled seniors to remain in their community with independence and dignity. 


Eligibility Criteria 

Reside in the area of Jersey City. 

Be age 60 years or older. 

The individual must be homebound; i.e. does not leave his or her house under normal circumstances. 

The person must be generally unable to get to a congregate dining site where lunch is served. 

The individual must not be attending an adult day care center where a meal or meals are served daily. 

The individual must be unable to obtain food (go shopping) or prepared meals. 

The meals available would not jeopardize the health of the individual. 

The individual must be able to feed him/herself and reheat the frozen meal. 

 

The individual must be home to receive the meals when delivered. 

How It Works 

  •  A nutritious meal is delivered directly to your home. 
  •  An effort is made to deliver the meal at approximately the same time each day. 
  •  This well balanced meal provides one third of the recommended daily nutrients your body needs as an adult. 
  • Meals can be heated in the microwave or conventional oven

 Individual Responsibility 

  

  •  You must be home to accept your meal delivery and make contact with the driver.  
  •  Your driver cannot leave your meal without knowing that you are safe. 
  •  If you have a doctor’s appointment or will be away, please call the Meals on Wheels office before 12:00 noon the business day before. The meal delivery will be temporarily suspended and resumed when we are notified.  

At times, you may not hear the door. If this happens and you find an ‘Attempted to Deliver’ tag left by the driver, please call the office at 201-547-6809 immediately. 

Cost 

A donation of $1.25 for each meal is suggested to assist in providing meals to participants in need. Voluntary donations can be mailed or given to the driver in a sealed envelope. When possible, please enclose a check rather than cash and made payable to “City of Jersey City/Senior Nutrition”. 

Please do not offer a tip, as drivers are not allowed to accept tips.  

Emergency Preperation 

Basic food supplies must be kept in your home at all times. You may not receive a meal as planned on any given day as meal deliveries can be suspended due to hazardous weather conditions or other unforeseen circumstances. If uncertain whether a delivery will be made, please call Meals on Wheels at 201- 547-6809 between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Monday-Friday 

About Congregate Meals 

Congreate Meals 

The City operates 9 congregate meal sites in the city.  These sites bring seniors together in a social setting to enjoy a hot meal and the company of other members of the community.  Two sites, Joseph Connors Senior Center, 28 Paterson St. and the Maureen Collier Center, 335 Bergen Ave. are open daily from 9:00am to 4:30pm from Monday through Friday and offer a range of activities.  The remaining seven sites are open from 9:00am to 1:00pm Monday thru Friday.   

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. 

More Information
For more information on any of the Office's programs and services, contact Carol Pasquale (201) 547-5750 

 

 

 

 

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