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Meals on Wheels of Staten Island, Inc. is leading the effort to make sure the elderly people in our community receive nutritious meals and the human connection they need to help them live independently.

We currently serve over three-quarters of a million meals per year to our clients.

Meals on Wheels delivers two meals (one hot and one cold) each day, five days a week, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., except for major holidays. Three frozen meals can be delivered on Saturday morning for weekends.

Delivering More Than Just Meals…

Nutrition

Meals On Wheels Staten Island ensures that seniors have access to nutritious meals when  family, mobility or monetary resources are not available.

Interaction

Our volunteers are sometimes the only people that our clients see.  Meals are dropped off, but there is also a genuine human interaction with our seniors.

Safety

When meals are delivered, we also conduct a general saftey check.  Should there be an issue we immediatly reach out through the proper channels for help. 

OUR HISTORY

During late 1971, early 1972, a group of community activists met to determine how the nutrition of an increasing number of homebound elderly could be met. 

In l972, the organization was incorporated and the delivery of meals began to 28 residents of the Westerleigh and Willowbrook areas of Staten Island. A total of 25 volunteers delivered these meals on a daily basis. For 28 years, meals were made at local hospitals and picked up for delivery to the recipients.

In 1990, Meals on Wheels purchased land adjacent to the office building on Port Richmond Avenue and in 2001, a state-of-art kitchen was constructed using funds donated by local banks; State of New York funding agencies; local community businesses; and individuals. The new kitchen became fully operational by Spring 2002.

MEALS ON WHEELS OF STATEN ISLAND LEADERSHIP

Administrative Staff:

 Joseph Tornello, LCSW, President/CEO
Roseann Holt, Vice President
John Fiore, CFO
Mahdura Nanayakkara, Financial Manager

Nicholas Lettiere, Executive Chef

Board Of Directors

Joseph Tornello, LCSW
President, CEO

Officers:
Mark Russo, Chairman
Michael Assenza, Vice-Chairman
Christopher Rubano, Treasurer
Jean R. Ringhoff, Secretary
Tom Fallon, Member at Large
Eric Feldmann, Member at Large
Mary-Beth Francis, Member at Large

Directors:
Thomas Beyar
​Barrington Burke-Green
Anthony Danna, Esq.
Linda Duane, MSRD​
Olga Gaeta

Emil P. Galante
Steven V. Gattullo
Jeff Henick
Pankaj R. Patel, M.D.
Gina Russo
Dr. Gracelyn F. Santos
​Michael Scamardella
Liz Scarano
Mark Tranchina

William J. Frew, Jr. Esq., Emeritus
Linda Walsh, Emeritus