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  • Black Lives Matter statement from Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick

    Racism is a public health emergency and moral crisis in America. Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick stands with all people demanding an end to racism and injustice.

    Meals on Wheels stands with the Black community in denouncing the police murder of Mr. George Floyd and others and violence against people of color. We are saddened and angry that the killing of unarmed Black lives continues to plague us, divide us, and be an obstacle to real change in America. Many of our senior clients have lived with racial oppression for decades. Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick has been working to ensure that our policies and practices combat institutional racism and to make a better and healthier world for our seniors.

    We support the Black Lives Matter Movement and are committed to finding solutions. We welcome partnerships with others seeking positive change.

  • Recent Grants and Gifts

    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick has been successful in receiving the grants and fortunate enought to receive gifts from the following organizations:

    • Wells Fargo - $3,000
    • DiNi Communications Inc. - $1,610
    • ParkerLife - $10,000 [Gift]
    • Wawa - $1,500 [Grant]
    • Rutgers Community Health Foundation - $58,200 [Grant]
  • Meals on Wheels organizations seek hygienic, cleaning donations for homebound clinets

    NJ.com recently published an article about the needs of our clients for hygienic, cleaning supplies. Please read the article HERE

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    Annual Meals on Wheels Volunteer Luncheon

    The Annual Meals on Wheels volunteer appreciation luncheon was held on November 20, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick. Over 100 volunteers attended, eating a delicious lunch provided by the Hyatt. Executive Director Shareka Fitz spoke to the attendees, highlighting all the accomplishments of the past year and thanking the volunteers for their dedication. Board president Harriet Worobey also thanked the volunteers and the MOW board members in attendance. She then introduced the event speaker, Lauren Errikson. Lauren is a Rutgers University faculty member at Rutgers Cooperative Extension and is also the director of the New Brunswick Farmers Market. Lauren gave a very informative talk about the Farmers Market and its community collaborators, including Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick!

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    Noah's Ark Child Care Center in Highland Park provide Thanksgiving gift to our seniors

    The families at Noah's Ark Child Care Center in Highland Park were thinking of our homebound seniors this fall. At their International Fair, children decorated lunch boxes that were used to serve food to our senior clients at Thanksgiving. Many thanks to Serafina Fennelly, family worker, for making this project happen.

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    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick Partners with Big Lots in East Brunswick

    Thanks to Big Lots for supporting Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick! We were chosen as the East Brunswick Big Lots charitable partner! As part of its Grand Opening Celebration, Big Lots donated $1,000 to Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick.

  • Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick Receives Multiple Grants

    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick was successful in receiving the following grants since January 2019:

    • Walmart - Walmart Community Grant Foundation
    • Johnson & Johnson
    • Wells Fargo - Wells Fargo Foundation 2019 Grant
    • The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation - 2019 Grant to go towards meals and fresh produce

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    2019 Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick - Raise a Glass to our Senior Neighbors Fundraiser

    Thank you for all who attended and made our annual fundraising event a success. Your support is greatly appreciated as all the revenue generated from the event goes directly to supporting our program and paying for meals for our seniors in need. A special thanks to the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick for their continued support by providing the venue and food for our event.

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    DiNi Communications feeds Meals on Wheels clients in for one week

    Special thanks to DiNi Communications, Inc. of Edison, NJ. A contribution from DiNi provided all the meals for our clients for the week of March 25 through March 29, 2019. DiNi Communications, Inc. is a U.S. global multi-faceted organization that provides comprehensive IT solutions to companies and organizations worldwide. Please patronize our contributors. You may reach DiNi Communications at 877-825-3464.

  • Rutgers Study Discovers Nutritional Deficiencies in Pantries of Homebound Adults

    A recent Rutgers School of Public Health and Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences study found that older homebound adults who live alone and receive delivered meals daily may otherwise lack reserves of foods rich in vitamin D... This study was part of a larger research effort led by Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences faculty Dr. William Hallman and Dr. Carol Byrd-Bredbenner.

    Read the Article
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    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick receives donation from New Brunswick Kiwanis Club

    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick would like to thank the New Brunswick Kiwanis Club for their generous donation of $1,000. This contribution will enable many frail, homebound seniors to receive a hot and cold meal Monday through Friday so they can continue living independently in their homes. We appreciate their ongoing commitment to improve the health and well-being of everyone in our community through their financial support.

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    DiNi Communications feeds Meals on Wheels clients in for two weeks

    Special thanks to DiNi Communications, Inc. of Edison, NJ. A contribution from DiNi provided all the meals for 70 clients for the two weeks of March 6, 2017 through March 17, 2017. DiNi Communications, Inc. is a U.S. global multi-faceted organization that provides comprehensive IT solutions to companies and organizations worldwide. Please patronize our contributors. You may reach DiNi Communications at 877-825-3464.

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    MOWGNB receives Rutgers Community Health Foundation Grant

    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick is the recipient of a $40,000 grant from the Rutgers Community Health Foundation. We would like to thank the Foundation Board of Directors for their continued support of our program in the greater New Brunswick area.

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    MOWGNB receives 2016 Hyatt Community Grant

    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick is a winner of the 2016 Hyatt Community Grant for $20,000. We are honored to be one of 26 nonprofits awarded the grant this year and thankful to the Hyatt Regency New Brunswick for its continued support of our program.

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    DiNi Communications feeds 70 Meals on Wheels clients in for two weeks

    Special thanks to DiNi Communications, Inc. of Edison, NJ. A contribution from DiNi provided all the meals for 70 clients for the two weeks of March 7, 2016 through March 18, 2016. DiNi Communications, Inc. is a U.S. global multi-faceted organization that provides comprehensive IT solutions to companies and organizations worldwide. Please patronize our contributors. You may reach DiNi Communications at 877-825-3464.

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    Donation from Magyar Bank to Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick

    Meals on Wheels in Greater New Brunswick received $2,000 from Magyar Bank. Thank you Magyar Bank for your generous contribution! Your continued support is greatly appreciated.