Celebrating National Meals on Wheels Day in Nillumbik
Published on 28 August 2019
Nillumbik Councillor Grant Brooker today joined volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels to recipients around the Shire, in celebration of National Meals on Wheels Day.
Nillumbik’s Meals on Wheels program delivers more than 680 meals to 45 clients each month across Nutfield, Wattle Glen, Diamond Creek, Eltham, Kangaroo Ground, Research, Doreen, Yarrambat and Greensborough.
Meals are delivered by 21 dedicated and passionate volunteers, along with disability service providers Araluen and IDV who provide support for adults with intellectual disabilities.
Cr Brooker, Chair of Community Services, said National Meals on Wheels Day was a great opportunity to highlight the significant contribution made by over 80,000 volunteers from 700 Meals on Wheels services around the country.
“This is a wonderful service that supports the elderly and those with disabilities to remain living independently for as long as possible,” Cr Brooker said.
“There are a range of reasons why someone may not be able to cook for themselves and the Meals on Wheels volunteers provide an amazing service - not only delivering nutritious food, but also providing a check in point with clients to support their social welfare.”
Andrea Davies, a Meals on Wheels volunteer who has been delivering meals for five years, said that being involved in the Meals on Wheels program was rewarding in many ways.
“The Meals on Wheels program delivers many practical benefits to clients, but the most important part is the personal interaction – I look forward to saying hello to our clients each week and listening to their stories,” Andrea said.
For more information about Meals on Wheels service, including volunteering, visit mealsonwheelsvictoria.org.au
To find out more about other volunteer opportunities in Nillumbik, visit our Volunteering page