Kosher Meals on Wheels


The Kosher Meals on Wheels program provides food to clients who are isolated, frail, and vulnerable. We deliver Kosher meals to clients in the Covered Bridge and Greenbriar communities in the Marlboro area Monday through Friday. We also deliver weekly meals for clients throughout Monmouth County.

Every Friday at the Freehold Jewish Center, we hold Congregate Meals at 12:00 noon. These help the seniors in the area to come together as a community and enjoy a nutritious Kosher lunch.

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to our clients. Meals for the Marlboro area are picked up at 10:00 AM, Monday through Friday from the Marlboro Jewish Center and meals for Eastern Monmouth County are picked up at 10:30 AM, Monday through Friday from Congregation Torat El.

We also need volunteers for our Friendly Check-In phone calls to our clients. These can be done from the comfort of your own home. All you need to do is a one time training session.

Our Congregate Meals need an occasional assistant as a substitute when our regular staff is unavailable. Volunteers would need to attend from 12:00 noon to 1:15 PM.

To volunteer for any of these programs please contact Joanne Glassoff at

Food Pantry

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The First Step Food Pantry provides food packages to 150 families a month in Asbury Park. Each week we provide enough food for 6-8 meals for a family of four. Our goal is to provide the healthiest and most sustainable food possible for the less fortunate in the community.

How to Receive Food Packages

Food Pantry packages are given out on a first come, first serve basis.
Food can be picked up on Fridays at our main office at 705 Summerfield Avenue, Asbury Park. The doors open at 10:30 AM and tickets for packages are handed out at 11:30 AM to the first people who show up. Each person with a ticket will receive one bag of fresh foods including eggs, fruits and vegetables, and meat or fish and one bag of non-perishable foods that can make about 7 meals for a family of four.


If you would like to volunteer and help out the food pantry,
please contact Lisa Wissing at (732) 774-6886 x 10

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 Cooking Companions

The Cooking Companions program aims to relieve the social isolation that many seniors experience and to encourage the preparation and consumption of healthier meals. Through the matching of a volunteer with a senior, the pair schedule once a month visits in order to prepare a healthy meal and make an effort to form a relationship. The statewide consortium of Jewish Family Service agencies received a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to help fund this effort.

To sign up, please contact Joanne Glassoff at (732) 774-6886 x 40