Meals on Wheels volunteers celebrated for contribution

Glenn and Shirley Martin have volunteered with Meals on Wheels for fifteen years and Eliane Fittock for twenty.

MEALS on Wheels (MOW) has played a crucial role nationally in supporting the health and wellbeing of over 200,000 older Australians every year.

The organisation has a member network of over 590 service locations and has been operating for over 65 years.

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Locally, Bulahdelah volunteers Glenn and Shirley Martin and Elaine Fittock were recently awarded certificates for their contribution.

Glenn and Shirley Martin have volunteered for fifteen years and Eliane Fittock for twenty.

The shared purpose of this scheme is to support well-nourished, independent and connected communities through the delivery of a nutritious meal, social connection and a wellbeing check by the dedicated volunteer workforce.

“The most enjoyable part is just talking to people and they enjoy it too,” Mrs Fittock said.

“One lady once said she likes to chat rather than the meal!”

Meredyth Rae, Office Manager at Meals on Wheels’ Hawks Nest headquarters, told News Of The Area, “The Meals on Wheels motto is ‘More than just a meal ‘ and ultimately our aim is to assist in allowing our elderly clients to remain in their own home as long as possible.

“We don’t just drop meals, but we check on our customers’ welfare, have a chat, and may even help out with small requests such as posting a letter, or bringing the bin in!”

To be eligible for this service clients must be over 65, registered with My Aged Care or be on a Home Care Package which can be contacted on 1800 200 422 and they can talk you through the process.

If you would like to volunteer for this valuable service, contact the office on 4997 0080 or email


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