RIDGEWOOD - A program that helps breast cancer patients and their families will now be able to reach more people.

Magnolia Meals at Home, which provides free meals to breast cancer patients and their families, will be expanding to Essex and parts of Passaic County this week.

The program started just over a year ago in Bergen County.

The service provides 10 free meals over a two-month period and is open to all breast cancer patients and those who recently completed treatment.