Meals on Wheels is a name familiar to Australians and is at the heart of many communities. It represents helping hands, teamwork and looking out for each other. It is all about people in the community joining forces to help others.
While age and disability may reduce some people's capacity to get out and about, Meals on Wheels helps make it possible to stay in their homes, where most are happiest, and maintain some independence. Delivery of nutritious meals, social interaction and regular visits ensure a clients' wellbeing and can help people live the lives they choose.
- Food safety and labelling for Meals on Wheels
- Research and resource development to assist members with service delivery issues
- Advocacy in regard to national policy issues impacting on Meals on Wheels organisations in Australia
- Membership support
Just as society is constantly changing, so is the profile of Meals on Wheels. Through our volunteers and clients, it is demonstrated how we as an organisation are responding to the differing needs of society and defining our role as one of responsiveness and innovation.
While active retirees are still some of our strongest supporters, a new generation of helper is emerging with younger people keen to assist along with families embracing community spirit through action.