Mouth watering in Mitcham

An eye opening visit to the Meals on Wheels Mitcham kitchen provided the opportunity to meet some of the amazing volunteers that donate their time to help prepare meals for delivery to local residents who are housebound due to health reasons.

An eye opening visit to the Meals on Wheels Mitcham kitchen provided the opportunity to meet some of the amazing volunteers that donate their time to help prepare meals for delivery to local residents who are housebound due to health reasons.

The kitchen prepares between 103 – 130 meals a day with the help of between 6 and 12 volunteers.  These meals are then delivered by a team of 12 volunteers. The kitchen operates by the dedicated assistance of around 180 volunteers, even the administration staff are volunteers.

 

Judy Stone an Australia Day Award recipient for Citizen of the Year has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for 28 years. Judy coordinates the cooking for the kitchen for the entire week, including purchasing all the required ingredients.

Morning tea

During morning tea volunteers spoke freely about why they volunteer for Meals on Wheels. John spoke about the peace of mind that it gives a family to know that someone is checking in on their elderly relative at least once a day. Other volunteers said that they liked to give back to the community and that they enjoyed the social connection with volunteers at Meals on Wheels and members of the community.

Meals on Wheels has been helping South Australians since 1953 to live independently in their own home through the provision of delivered meals - prepared, cooked and delivered by volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering with Meals on Wheels, or know someone who would benefit in receiving meals from Meals on Wheels, then  get in touch.

Meals on Wheels operates a number of metropolitan and regional kitchens that all offer a home delivery service; the details of which can be found on SAcommunity. Visit flickr for more photographs from our visit to Meals on Wheels.
 

 

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