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50 Clinton Street, Suite 107 Hempstead, NY 11550
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Meals on Wheels

meals on wheels

Program Overview

Meals on Wheels fights hunger by providing nutritious meals and supportive services that make it possible for seniors to maintain independence in their homes.

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Clients Served Last Year:

1,167

Funding Generously Provided by:

Nassau County Office for the Aging, NYS Office for the Aging, U.S. Administration on Aging, the Feil Family Trust, the Fay J. Lindner Foundation, the Plandome Womens’ Club, The Community Church of East Williston, The First Presbyterian Church of New Hyde Park, Temple Israel of Great Neck, the Yaspan Unterberg Foundation, and private donations.

Mary Coyle, LCSW, Program Director

Mary Coyle, LCSW
Program Director

Barbara O'Neill, Program Coordinator

Barbara O’Neill
Program Coordinator

Contact Information:

60 Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Suite 260
Uniondale, NY 11553
(516) 227-8934
Mary.Coyle@eac-network.org

50 Clinton Street, Suite 107
Hempstead, NY 11550
(516) 539-0150 x219
Barbara.Oneill@eac-network.org

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Program Description

The Problem:

Nassau County is home to over 290,000 people 60 years of age or older, many of whom are vulnerable. Food is a basic human need, and marginalized seniors often have to choose between their next meal and other expenses, such as medical needs.

Our Solution:

Provide at-risk seniors with daily nutritional meals as well as a warm visit from Meals on Wheels drivers and volunteers.

How We Do it:

EAC Network is the largest provider of Meals on Wheels in Nassau County.

The program provides healthy meals, nutrition education, links to additional social services, and friendly visitors to home-bound seniors. After an initial assessment to determine program eligibility, seniors are added to the delivery route to receive much-needed meals.

Furthermore, the program provides more than just food: drivers and volunteers deliver a smile, friendly visit, companionship, and socialization – valuable contact for those who live alone. And dependent on funding, birthdays are celebrated with a cake and pet owners may also receive pet food.

Service Areas & Contacts:

(516) 539-0150 x219

  • Carle Place
  • New Cassel
  • Westbury
  • Albertson
  • Bayville
  • Bethpage
  • Brookville/Old & Upper Brookville
  • Centre Island
  • Cove Neck
  • East Hills
  • East Norwich
  • East Rockaway
  • East Williston
  • Farmingdale/South Farmingdale
  • Five Towns (Cedarhurst, Hewlett, Inwood, Lawrence, Woodmere)
  • Garden City Park
  • Glen Cove
  • Glen Head
  • Glenwood Landing
  • Great Neck
  • Greenvale
  • Herricks
  • Hicksville
  • Jericho
  • Lattingtown
  • Laurel Hollow
  • Locust Valley
  • Locust Grove
  • Lynbrook
  • Malverne
  • Manhasset
  • Matinecock
  • Mill Neck
  • Mineola
  • Muttontown
  • Old Bethpage
  • Oyster Bay
  • New Hyde Park
  • North Hills
  • Plainview
  • Port Washington
  • Roslyn/Roslyn Heights
  • Sea Cliff
  • Syosset
  • Valley Stream/North & South Valley Stream
  • Williston Park

How You Can Help:

Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to deliver meals. To volunteer your time, call Mary Coyle at (516) 227-8934. To support Meals on Wheels with a gift, click here or call (516) 539-0150 x117.

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The Outcomes of Meals on Wheels

Daily-delivered meals result in a decrease of worry about being able to remain in a residence alone, improvements in feelings of isolation and loneliness, and a nutritional diet.

What People Say About Meals on Wheels

My career for 30 years was teaching elementary school children. In 1985, I retired and had the desire to help old folks. As someone said, “from pediatrics to geriatrics.” Meals on Wheels was the perfect program to fulfill this wish. I would be outdoors and meeting people from diversified backgrounds. So, from 1985 until present (I still get a thrill doing the route), I have delivered meals on over 100 old folks. I am now an “old folk” myself. I was invited and attended a 100th birthday celebration for a retired principal, drinking champagne and eating birthday cake. Then there was the startling experience of being greeted at the door by a client in his “birthday suit.” Most of all, I marvel at how most of the people maintain a cheerful attitude and happy countenance, despite being homebound, in wheelchairs, or bedridden. They are so appreciative of receiving their “daily bread” and having a chance for social contact. It is most fortunate that EAC Network is continuing to operate the Meals on Wheels program. Marvelous Mary Coyle, with a most able crew of caring, capable staff, are sailing the ship. Cheers and applause to them and to all of my fellow volunteers who are keeping it afloat. It has been most heartwarming and rewarding being a part of Meals on Wheels.

Peggy Milonas
Meals on Wheels Volunteer

We love what we do and really enjoy caring for the seniors!

Linda & Edward
Meals on Wheels Volunteers

The meals are delicious; I really look forward to them. And the Meals on Wheels staff are so nice!

Mr. W.
Meals on Wheels Client

I am really grateful for the meals and your Meals on Wheels staff. They have been so helpful to me. Having meals delivered right to the door is amazing.

Agatha
Meals on Wheels Client

Thank you for the birthday cake for my wife. It cheered her up just when she needed cheering up.

Harrison
Meals on Wheels Client
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