Meals on Wheels has been delivering meals to Australians with disability, their carers and the aged for nearly 60 years.
Every year, nearly 80,000 volunteers deliver 14.8 million meals to 53,000 people across Australia who have limited capacity to get out and about.
The delivery of nutritious meals directly to a person’s door is an important part of assisting people to continue living at home, while the social interaction and regular visits can help ease the social isolation some Australians experience.
“The Meals on Wheels service would not be possible without the tens of thousands of volunteers who contribute their time to helping people in need.”
“The dedication of these volunteers helps to improve the lives of many people with disability, their carers and families. Their work deserves to be commended.”
“2011 marks the ten year anniversary of the International Year of the Volunteer. I encourage all Australians to maintain the volunteer spirit by contributing their time to important voluntary organisations like Meals on Wheels that operate across the country,” Senator Fifield said.
For more information please visit: www.mealsonwheels.org.au