Frequently Asked Questions

What is Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh, Inc.?

Meals on Wheels is a registered 501(c)(3) charity founded in 1972 that prepares and delivers hot, nutritious, meals to homebound individuals.

What area do you serve?

We deliver meals to residents of Newburgh and New Windsor who are unable to cook adequately for themselves due to age, illness, injury, or disability.

How are the meals prepared and when are they delivered?

Meals are prepared by professionally-trained cooks in our commercial kitchen. Each meal comes in a tray with an entrée, a vegetable and a starch, and a small paper bag with bread, milk or juice, and fruit or a dessert.  Recipients may also request optional frozen meals for evenings, weekends and/or holidays. All meals are delivered Monday through Friday, generally before 12:00 noon.

Who delivers the meals?

The meals are delivered by dedicated, caring, volunteers.  For details, visit us online at  www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp825980.jsp

Who pays for the meals?

There is a modest charge for those who can afford to pay, but that only covers around half of our costs – we rely on donations to cover the rest.  We also participate in most managed long term care insurance programs.

Who is eligible to receive meals?

Any individual residing in Newburgh or New Windsor who has difficulty cooking (whether because of age, illness, injury or disability) may apply to receive meals.  There are no income or age restrictions. 

How can I sign up to receive meals?

Call us on weekdays between 9:00AM and 12:00 noon at (845) 562-3490.

How can I help?

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals, help in the kitchen and in other capacities.  To volunteer, call us on weekday mornings at (845) 562-3490.