National Meals on Wheels Day
For National Meals on Wheels Day on 30 August, Meals on Wheels Holland Park, with other participating services throughout Queensland will attempt the national record for the most meals produced in five hours.
Meals on Wheels is not just for the elderly, it is available for anyone needing support with cost effective nutritionally balanced meals and a friendly visit to monitor their health and wellbeing. The service is also great for people recovering from illness or injury, living with a disability or those who need a helping hand.
To set the new meal preparation record, Meals on Wheels services throughout Queensland will be creating hundreds of hearty meals within a five hour period. The attempt coincides with the National Meals on Wheels Day, an annual celebration which recognises the 15,000 dedicated volunteers and staff who provide two million meals to 40,000 Australians in cities, regional and rural areas each year.
Queensland Meals on Wheels State Manager, David Bannister, is confident the organisation will set an impressive national record that will be tough to beat.
“We are really excited about the world record attempt but in reality this is what our volunteers are completing on any given day,” Mr Bannister said.
“Meals on Wheels services across the state prepare and deliver an incredible amount of nourishing meals to community members from Aurukun to Annerley. The record attempt is really just an opportunity to showcase how amazing our volunteers are and how much of a difference services are making locally.
“Meals on Wheels is so much more than just a meal delivery service, we nourish, care and strengthen the community, providing support to a diverse range of clients across the state.
“Meals on Wheels is completely run by the community, for the community and I really encourage those wanting to meet other caring people, make new friends and make a positive contribution in their local area to contact their local Meals on Wheels service.”
The service relies on community volunteers to provide those needing support with cost effective nutritionally balanced meals and a friendly visit to monitor the health and wellbeing of a diverse range of clients including those recovering from illness or injury, living with a disability or those who need a helping hand.
Find Meals on Wheels in your state or territory at http://mealsonwheels.org.au/find-us/
27 August 2017.