KEY SERVICE: Meals on Wheels treasurer and kitchen co-ordinator Julieanne Matzkov packs meals at the Meals on Wheels offices in Tannum Sands.
KEY SERVICE: Meals on Wheels treasurer and kitchen co-ordinator Julieanne Matzkov packs meals at the Meals on Wheels offices in Tannum Sands. Luka Kauzlaric

Meals on Wheels still cooking after 61 years

FOR more than 60 years Meals on Wheels has been knocking on doors and giving nourishing meals to almost 60,000 people each day.

Today marks the 61st National Meals on Wheels Day to celebrate their contribution to the community.

The service not only nourishes the clients but also allows residents to remain at home.

Enid Mann from Tannum Sands has been receiving meals from MoW for about five years.

"If it wasn't for Meals on Wheels I wouldn't be sitting here in front of you, I would be in a retirement home somewhere," she said.

"It's very good, I have two bright and cheery people that give you a lift and tell you the news."

Boyne Island and Tannum Sands MoW vice president Carolyn Murdoch said the service had been running out of Tannum Sands since 1986.

"Volunteering is a great way to get to know people and allow them to be involved in a community," she said.

"We currently have around 50 volunteers on rotation but we could also do with more, particularly cooks."

For those interested in becoming a client or a volunteer call MoW on 1300 909 790.



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