Thanks for Meals on Wheels vol­un­teers

Yarrawonga Chronicle - - News -

Usu­ally more ac­cus­tomed to de­liv­er­ing meals to oth­ers, MHA Care Meals on Wheels vol­un­teers in­stead en­joyed be­ing treated to a spe­cial thank-you lunch in their hon­our last week.

The Na­tional Meals on Wheels Day lun­cheon pro­vided an op­por­tu­nity to thank those who take time out to de­liver daily meals to mem­bers of the com­mu­nity, en­abling them to con­tinue liv­ing in­de­pen­dently in their own homes.

MHA Care CEO Michael Ho­gan thanked the vol­un­teers for their valu­able con­tri­bu­tion to the Meals on Wheels Pro­gram in Yar­ra­wonga.

“In the last twelve months the Yar­ra­wonga vol­un­teer team has de­liv­ered 10,909 main meals to 100 clients,” Mr Ho­gan said.

“An amaz­ing ef­fort and high­lights the strong com­mu­nity spirit in Yar­ra­wonga.

“Across the Moira Shire our vol­un­teer team has de­liv­ered 28,510 main meals to 310 clients.”

Mr Ho­gan said there was no doubt Meals on Wheels was “more than just a meal”.

“We nour­ish – by pro­vid­ing a meal de­liv- ered to your door, we care – by en­sur­ing our clients are safe and have a well-be­ing check and we strengthen com­mu­ni­ties – by of­fer­ing a ser­vice that brings peo­ple to­gether – lo­cals help­ing lo­cals,” he said.

“Na­tional Meals on Wheels Day is the ideal oc­ca­sion to recog­nise, pay trib­ute and con­grat­u­late you our vol­un­teers whose com­mit­ment and sup­port is im­mea­sur­able.

“With­out you we would not be able to pro­vide this im­por­tant es­sen­tial com­mu­nity ser­vice.”

Through the sup­port of the Yar­ra­wonga Com­mu­nity Op­por­tu­nity Shop, ClubMul­wala and the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment Vol­un­teer grant, MHA Care pre­sented petrol vouch­ers as a thank-you to the to the vol­un­teers in recog­ni­tion of their time and costs.

Mr Ho­gan thanked ClubMul­wala for their con­tin­ued sup­port of the pro­gram and for host­ing the thank-you lun­cheon.

If you, your com­mu­nity group or busi­ness would like to be part of Meals on Wheels call MHA Care Vol­un­teer Co-or­di­na­tor Lor­raine North­east on 5742 1111.

O’Meara Kennedy Meals on Wheels vol­un­teers Narelle, Me­gan, Danielle and Chris at the thank-you lun­cheon.

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