"Those who can, do.
Volunteer Program Overview
We are very proud of our dedicated and caring 125+ volunteers who work year-round - and some since our inception in 1971 - packing and delivering meals to our homebound clients. Without them, our type of meal program would not be possible. These volunteers use their own cars, gasoline and personal time to deliver nutritious meals to our clients living within the seven towns we serve: Allendale, Glen Rock, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Ridgewood, Waldwick and part of Saddle River.
A new volunteer driver will be assigned to shadow a veteran volunteer to learn the route and program. We have nine routes with corresponding route books that provide detailed driving directions, maps and delivery instructions for each client on that route. Volunteers meet in the kitchen of Christ Church in Ridgewood by 11am. Volunteers usually complete their routes within one hour.
Non-drivers can volunteer as Hoppers. A hopper is a person (usually a student without a driver's license) who hops into and out of cars, delivering meals to our clients. Being a hopper is a wonderful way to earn community service hours, as well as serve your community. Most hoppers return to us as drivers when they earn their driver's license. We encourage students who are 13 years or older to call us if they wish to learn more.
If you wish to volunteer please submit our VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you.