Our StoryServing our neighbors in need

With the support of our greater community, Monroe County Meals on Wheels continues to flourish, spreading joy and hope to clients, their families, and their furry friends.

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OUR MISSION

To help ensure homebound individuals can stay safe and remain independent in their homes, Monroe County Meals on Wheels provides superior nutritional support, a daily human connection, and a variety of other supportive services.

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OUR CORE VALUES

  • INTEGRITY
  • RESPECT
  • INCLUSION
  • CREATIVITY
  • COMMITMENT
  • TEAMWORK

Citizens Saving Bank

Citizens Savings Bank is proud to support Meals on Wheels in their fight to preserve the dignity and independence of elderly residents living in our local communities. We believe that all local citizens deserve the security and comfort of their own home, especially our seniors!

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Heidi Fareri, M.A.P.

It is a privilege to lead Monroe County Meals on Wheels. I get to collaborate with amazing, dedicated staff and volunteers, and with a Board that shares my big vision of what we can achieve. I am grateful our team is able to provide nutritious meals and so much more to our homebound neighbors.

Heidi Fareri, a smiling woman with long brownish-blond hair pulled back in a ponytail, standing against a white wall, wearing gold earrings, an orange shirt, and a brown and orange scarf around her neckHeidi Fareri, M.A.P., Executive Director

Samantha Kinney

Helping those in need is all I've ever wanted to do, and Monroe County Meals on Wheels has given me the opportunity to change lives, no matter how big or small, every single day. I feel proud and accomplished with the work I am doing, and feel as though I have a purpose.

Samantha Kinney, a smiling young woman with long straight auburn hair, wearing a gold necklace and a black shirtSamantha Kinney, Case Manager
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OUR HISTORY

In 1972, with the support of the Monroe County Clergy Association, Church Women United organized Monroe County’s first and only Meals on Wheels program. In October of that same year, Monroe County Meals on Wheels started delivering meals to 11 clients in Stroudsburg with the assistance of various county groups, including Visiting Nurse, AARP, MH-MR, and the Cooperative Extension Service. In 2021, while the pandemic was raging, our staff and volunteers delivered 135,000+ meals to more than 600 individuals living in Monroe County.

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DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Monroe County Meals on Wheels is committed to nurturing an environment of inclusion to strengthen diversity of ages, cultures, abilities, and ideas. We have exceptional core values of integrity, respect, inclusion, creativity, commitment, and teamwork as a foundation. Through these beliefs and values, we practice, embrace, and celebrate diversity in all of its forms such as age, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, economic circumstance, race, religion, veteran status, or any other unique characteristic.