Mobile Meals of Hamilton Twp.
Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township, Inc., organized in 1975, delivers hot, nutritious meals to Hamilton residents whose physical, mental or social conditions require a home-delivered meal service. Qualified individuals are homebound, chronically ill, handicapped or convalescing. Age or financial ability is not a factor. There is no limit on length of service although it varies with each individual client. The objective of Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township, Inc. is to aid in providing adequate nutrition for the elderly and handicapped. This service enables them to maintain health and independence in their home for a longer period. Daily meal delivery also decreases the feeling of isolation often experienced by the homebound. Hot afternoon meals are professionally planned and prepared by Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital at Hamilton dietary staff. Meals are delivered five days a week by a group of caring and dedicated volunteers.
Ways to Help
Can you offer your time and your kindness to deliver meals to those who need it most? Have no time? Consider a one time or recurring monthly gift via this website or on your online banking app. Click here to donate time or funding.
Share Some Stories
Some of our volunteers share their story and stories of how Mobile Meals has touched their lives. Some individuals or couples volunteer, they come to work and experience the soul enrichment via kindness shown to others. Click here to find stories from people who want to help...like you.
Frequently Asked Questions
about Mobile Meals
How much does a client pay for meals, who makes the food, what does a client recieve for a meal? For volunteers, what should I expect, where do we meet, how long does a day's delivery take, do I need a partner? All these questions and more will be answered by clicking here. You will be taken to the FAQ page.
Us in Action
Here's where our volunteers shine...doing work for the good of society. Helping, befriending, delivering meals, sspending a few moments with the lonely, etc. The volunteers are the heart and soul of this organization and we love them very much. Look in their eyes...the joy of giving exudes. Join us, we'll help others...and ourselves. Click here to enjoy our photo gallery.
Saying Thank You
Meet Our Current Donors
There is no better way to thank our donors than by asking you to please consider patronizing their businesses. By their grace we have been able to serve our fellow citizens with delicious staples and snacks. We say thank you to these socially conscious organizations. Find out a little bit about our donors by clicking here.
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Simply put, we exceed in all of our metrics we set for ourselves.
Our relationship with Robert Wood Johnson Hospital in Hamilton ensures each client receives hot, restaurant quality, nutritious, meals and snacks.
Our client and volunteer retention are second to none. Clients usually stay until something in their living arrangement or health changes. No one is ever turned away due to their age or their ability to pay.
Regarding volunteers, there are always those who come and go, but our core have remained with us for decades. The people who deliver form bonds with the clients on their delivery route, it is truly a beautiful thing.
Fundraising never ends.
with a lot of help
We Cannot Do It Without You
Can You Help?
Many good people want to help, many don't know where to begin. Our organization gives people like you an opportunity to help in our backyard. To do good for others. That is where happiness and self-satisfaction live.
Donate Your Time
A rewarding experience
If you've never spent time helping others by "getting your hands dirty" delivering meals and random gift bags to the elderly population in Hamilton Township, New Jersey...well you're in for an uplifting experience. Robert Ingersoll so aptly stated: "We rise by lifting others." Join us, feel the rush of doing work to help others.
We deliver meals each weekday via four different routes through the township. The whole process requires less than 2 hours of your time beginning at 10:45am.
Most volunteers report forming strong bonds with the clients on their routes. Birthdays are celebrated, family pictures are shared, phone calls and visits are not uncommon after the clients come to know them.
One time or recurring
You can donate once or make a monthly recurring donation. To make the one-time donation, simply click on the Paypal button below and you'll be taken to our PayPal portal. If you would like your donation to repeat monthly, on the opening page in PayPal, check the box labelled "Make this a monthly donation". You will be known as a Sustaining Donor. Gestures such as the monthly recurring donation help Mobile Meals budget and plan accordingly better than any other. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.
You do not need a Paypal account to donate through PayPal.
If you prefer, use your online banking app to set up an ACH donation. Should you have questions about how to set up a one-time or recurring donation using your banking app, contact your bank's technical support department.
Another option, send a check to:
Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township Inc
2277 Rte. 33, Suite 404
Hamilton Square, NJ 08690
A life well lived.
A friend, compassionate and empathetic. Please take a moment to read about Dr. Venkateswaraiyer Subramoni, "Dr. V", who will forever hold a special place in our hearts.
Many years ago, Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township made a friend…a very special friend… Dr. Venkateswaraiyer Subramoni, a well known, compassionate human being who just happened to be a doctor. Most of his patients considered him their friend. He brought a warm and friendly feel to his profession, listening to the concerns of his patients, deciding on their treatment, spending time with them, talking about their families, sports, and their personal interests. His patients knew his time was precious, yet he was offering himself to them during that visit. His long time Office Manager, Shirley Gray told me that it was not uncommon for him to make house calls to those who had difficulty getting around.
It comes as no surprise that our paths would cross as we both committed ourselves to making a difference in the lives of our friends and neighbors in Hamilton. "Dr. V” was acutely aware of the needs of those in our community – as a Staff Physician at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, then known as Hamilton Hospital, he knew if someone was alone and what they would need upon discharge. At the top of the list was nutrition, a key component of healing…our program was at the top of his list, especially when the convalescence of his beloved patients was at stake.
Through the years, he never forgot Mobile Meals of Hamilton, referring patients to our program when a home delivered meal service was needed. Everyone knew "Dr. V”, and when they spoke of him, there was a common theme…how this kind man gave of himself to help his patients and how he had the gift of making them feel like family.
Recently, I received a phone call from Dr. Jaya Subramoni, his wife of 52 years, informing me of his passing. The pandemic did not allow us to say goodbye, but "Dr. V” will remain in the hearts of those associated with Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township and its cause. He and his family, his dear wife Jaya, daughter Meena and son Raja have bestowed a financial gift to our organization to memorialize Dr. Venkateswaraiyer Subramoni. This will allow us to continue to assist all of our neighbors in Hamilton who request home delivered meals when their lives dictate it, regardless of their ability to pay.
I extend heartfelt thanks to the Subramoni Family on behalf of the Board of Directors and the many clients whose lives were touched by this exceptional man.
A Founding Father of Mobile Meals Hamilton.
A true visionary, a kind man and patriarch of a loving and giving family.
Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township, Inc. is saddened at the loss of John E. Blair, Sr. Mr. Blair was one of the "Founding Fathers" of our organization over 47 years ago. Since then he, his lovely bride Beverly, sons Jack and Greg and Daughter Janet have remained dedicated to Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township, serving from meal delivery volunteers to board leadership. Our love and support goes out to this wonderful family. Thank you, Mr. Blair for your foresight many years ago...the homebound of Hamilton are eternally grateful to you and the Blair family.
An excerpt from his obituary: ...Jack served on the board of the Professional Insurance Agents of New Jersey, was a member of the Selective Insurance Producer Council, Farmers Reliance Producer Council and served on many other industry committees throughout his career. In addition, he also served on the Bank of Mid Jersey Advisory Council.
Jack spent numerous years enjoying coaching his son's baseball and soccer teams in the Nottingham Little League and Hamilton Recreational Soccer League. One of Jack's accomplishments was the development of the Steinert High School Soccer Booster Club. Jack recognized the team needed additional equipment or accessories that the budget could not afford. He organized the parents of the players to form a Booster Club which raised money and collected donations and 100% of the money went to support the school's soccer team. As a result, many other Booster Clubs were formed at Steinert. For this accomplishment, Jack was inducted into the Steinert Sports Hall of Fame. Jack was very active in the Hamilton community and dedicated most of his community service to the Hamilton Rotary Club and the Hamilton YMCA. Jack felt both organizations support the community and provide a better way of life where he both worked and lived.
In the Hamilton Rotary, Jack was President and awarded by his club a Paul Harris Fellow for his "Service Above Self" and held many leadership roles in the Rotary Club as well as the Rotary District. It was not only a wonderful way for him to give back to the community, but he also made many friendships that lasted a lifetime by those who were in Rotary. He was honored by Hamilton Township with the Lifetime Achievement Award for recognition of the commitment to the economic growth of Hamilton Township.
Jack was also President of the Hamilton Area YMCA Board. He was an active member of the board when the Hamilton YMCA built the facility which it currently occupies on White-Mercerville Road. Jack was also very involved in the NJ Grange where he served as Youth Director. Other community involvements were the President of Mobile Meals of Hamilton and as a trustee of the Gothic Lodge #240 and Saint Mark United Methodist Church...
The People Who Give Us Direction
We are grateful for the following individuals who lend their time and talents to
Mobile Meals of Hamilton Township, Inc. is built on their foundation of care and kindness.