National Meals on Wheels Day

Meals on Wheels volunteers
Meals on Wheels volunteers paused in their preparations for the meal deliveries to have a photo with NHW Food Service Team Leader Jamie Lawrence & Volunteer Services Officer Lee O’Neill

National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year. This annual celebration recognises the work of the organisations’ 78,700 volunteers at over 740 branches around the country.

Here at Northeast Health, we have 120 wonderful volunteers providing 4368 hours of volunteer support to deliver on average 380 meals per week to approximately 110 clients. The provision and delivery of nutritious meals can often be a central support in assisting the well-being of frail, elderly or unwell members of our community in their homes, and the regular visit of a caring and cheery volunteer is greatly appreciated by those you are receiving Meals on Wheels.

We thank and recognise the staff and volunteers who so enthusiastically work to provide a fabulous service in our community.

For enquiries about the provision of Meals, please ring Food Services 03 5722 5385, or to enquire about Volunteering, please ring Volunteer Services 03 5722 5297