Making News
30/08/2020
Volunteers help keep the wheels turning on vital meals service

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There’s no holding back the Mornington Peninsula’s dedicated Meals on Wheels volunteers. Mornington Peninsula Shire Council has 130 volunteers who deliver 74,000 meals annually across the Peninsula to vulnerable older residents and younger residents with disabilities.

Volunteer Ann Smith said she loved supporting the needy, noting that many recipients were elderly people who lived alone. The meals service was vital to help elderly recipients live independently, Ms Smith said. “You get a lot of satisfaction knowing you can put a smile on someone’s face. There’s also the satisfaction of making someone feel they’re valued.”

Rosebud resident Bruce, who receives meals from the service, was full of praise for the volunteers. “They’re wonderful meals, beautifully prepared and very healthy,” Bruce said. “They always have at least four vegetables; I’d never be able to cook so many vegetables. I’m so impressed by the Meals on Wheels volunteers and very grateful for them.”

National Meals on Wheels Day was last Wednesday, August 26.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor Sam Hearn lauded the volunteers for their commitment and dedication. Cr Hearn said volunteers under the age of 70, with support from the council’s aged and disability service staff, were working hard to deliver meals to the most vulnerable during lockdown. “Under the challenging circumstances we find ourselves in due to (COVID-19), it has been outstanding to see the bedrock of community strength and spirit shining through. At a time when all kinds of services are ceasing, it is more important than ever that our residents in need have dedicated community members watching out for them.”

For information about Meals on Wheels Victoria, visit mealsonwheelsvictoria.org.au

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