A note from our Executive Director Megan O’Keefe:
Together, we are facing a truly unprecedented situation. The global corona virus pandemic is affecting all of our families, our communities, and our way of life. I want to reach out as the new Executive Director of Caregiver Volunteers to update you on how we’re approaching the situation at Caregiver Volunteers. First and foremost, our hearts go out to anyone who’s been impacted by the virus, either directly or indirectly. Our thoughts are especially with those who are sick, to whom we extend our heartfelt wishes for a full recovery. We are focused on the health and safety of our employees, volunteers, receivers and community, which is why we made the difficult decision to suspend our regular services and switch to CoVid response programs. Our team is working remotely to connect both volunteers and receivers to resources to help them get access to food and transportation through partnerships with community organizations. Our team remains focused on our mission to help the isolated home bound elderly in our community. We find our true character in how we handle moments like this, and our relentless commitment to the people we serve is stronger than ever. I wish you all well and I cannot wait to see you all soon.
We are committed to providing the best possible resources to our receivers and their families in this time of crisis. We will update the list as more resources are made available. If you have questions please use the contact number provided.
If you need prescriptions:
Many pharmacies are delivering. Call to see if they can set it up.
If you need a ride:
Ocean Ride: Offering FREE rides for Reserve a Ride clients from Monday March 23rd- April 20th for seniors over 60 and persons with disabilities. Call 732-736-8989 Press 1 to reserve your ride!
Monmouth County SCAT Bus: 732-431-6480, different days and times per town for grocery shopping
Manalapan Residents, call 732-431-6480 to register.
If they need food….
The following organizations are distributing grab-and-go food packages to those in need:
Simon’s Soup Kitchen: (Seaside Heights) will provide pre-packaged meals Tuesday & Friday evenings starting at 5:30pm. Meals can be picked up at the front door of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Center. 100 Grant Avenue Seaside, NJ 732-270-5941
JBJ Soul Kitchen & B.E.A.T Center: (Fufill) (Toms River) Tuesday, Friday, Saturday 4:30pm – 5:30pm Wednesday & Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm; (Red Bank) Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-6pm, Sunday 10:30am -11:30am
Lunch Break: (Red Bank) 732-747-8577, or www.lunchbreak.com; Meal Service: Breakfast 830am-10am, Lunch: 11am-1pm, Dinner: 6pm-8pm; Bagged Groceries: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am-3pm, Wednesday 3pm-6pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
Boys and Girls Clubs of Monmouth County: (Asbury Park & Red Bank); Grab and Go Meals, Every weekday 5pm
Fulfill of Monmouth County: (Neptune): 732-918-2600 3300; Route 66 Neptune, NJ 07753
Grace and Peace Church: (Toms River); Food Pantry: Saturdays 11-12pm, Wednesdays 6-7pm, Sundays 5-6pm
Faith Community Food Pantry: (Bayville) 526 Route 9 (next to dinosaur) – Saturdays 9am-11am
Bey Lea Dairy: DELIVERY! 732-349-7051; Complete list of food on their Facebook Page
Walmart grocery Delivery: (Neptune & Freehold) – order online & get delivery
Wallach’s Farms: (Toms River) – 732-349-1694; Pick up only
Chefs for Seniors: (Monmouth County) 844-237-2433 or chefsforseniors.com/central-new-jersey
Restaurants Local Delivery:
Boemio Market, Lakehurst – $5 meals, will deliver on order over $20 732-941-4204
Terry’s Cafe & Market, Manchester- Food Delivery Option 848-258-6979
Four Seasons, Toms River –Will Be Open From 9:00 am till 7:00 for takeout, catering, delivery – 732-270-8778
David’s Culinary Delights, Brick 609-402-628
Capone’s Pizza and Pasta, Toms River – 732-473-1777
Jack & Mikes Bar and Grille, Brick NJ – 732-279-3743; Pick Up & Delivery, sells some groceries
County Resources for Questions and Concerns
NJ 2-1-1: has been activated to handle questions and concerns for NJ residents about COVID 19; dial 2-1-1
Monmouth County Health Department: 732-845-2070
Ocean County Health Department: 732-341-9700 ext. 7411
Ocean County Office of Senior Services: 732-929-2091
Ocean County Meals on Wheels: 609-978-6869
Monmouth County Office on Aging: 732-431-7450
Interfaith Neighbors: 732-775-0525