Cooked chooks driving Meals on Wheels to national record

In celebration of National Meals on Wheels Day on 29 August, Meals on Wheels services across Queensland will attempt to beat the National Record for the most community meals produced in five hours.


To set the new national record, Meals on Wheels services across Queensland will need to produce more than 708 roast chicken meals within a five-hour timeslot.


The attempt coincides with National Meals on Wheels Day, an annual celebration which recognises the 15,000 dedicated volunteers and staff who provide two million meals to 10,000 Queenslanders 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 national 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 national 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 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 to their local area to contact their local Meals on Wheels service.”


Meals on Wheels 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.


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23 August 2018.