The City of Kalgoorlie Boulder’s Eastern Goldfields Community Centre produce thousands of meals per year. Meals are delivered to vulnerable people in the Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community through the EGCC’s Meals on Wheels Service.
The continuing dedicated efforts of Meals on Wheels volunteers will be celebrated as part of National Meals on Wheels Day on Wednesday 29 August 2018.
Today, and every weekday, volunteers will help produce, prepare and pack more than 35,000 meals. Together, Australian Meals on Wheels volunteers make around 10 million house visits each year, making sure clients are safe, well, and brightening the day for more than 120,000 people Australia wide.
The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder CEO John Walker said, “The EGCC has a dedicated team of volunteers who make the Meals on Wheels service possible. These volunteers generously give their time to deliver meals to clients in the community on a daily basis, in time for lunch.”
Mr Walker added, “The City highly values the assistance from the volunteers who not only deliver a nutritious meal, but also bring a daily dose of companionship, human connection and social interaction to clients and their families. We have a close knit community and it is important that these services are supported to ensure the wellbeing of our elderly community. Living at home independently and healthily is precious. Meals on Wheels services have assisted generations of Australians for 65 years and will continue to do so for many more.”
Support from Meals on Wheels services make a significant difference in improving health outcomes while reducing health and age care costs. On 29 August, Meals on Wheels services across Australia are planning celebrations to pay tribute and congratulate their volunteers, whose commitment, reliability and support is immeasurable.