Service co-ordinator Lyn Hartley and MP Justine Elliot at the new Meals on Wheels premises.
Service co-ordinator Lyn Hartley and MP Justine Elliot at the new Meals on Wheels premises.

Centre dishes up meals to go

THE new Murwillumbah Meals on Wheels centre is ready to roll after receiving $40,000 in funding.

The new centre was recently visited by MP Justine Elliot, who announced the funding in June 2010 for the premises, which boasts an office, meal preparation and storage centre.

“The new Meals on Wheels centre provides for more office space and improved meal preparation and storage areas so that the wonderful volunteers can continue to carry out this vital community work within much larger premises,” said Ms Elliot.

“The new premises deliver 140 meals locally due to the commitment of the more-than-180 volunteers.

“I would like to congratulate all the Meals on Wheels volunteers who make such a huge contribution to our community.”

Meals on Wheels delivers more than just nutritious meals. Regular visits to clients provide much needed social interaction and help to improve the well-being of these members of the community.

The Home and Community Care program provides affordable and accessible care to help meet the individual needs of older people, people with a disability and their carers.

The new premises at 1/2 Golden Links Dr, Murwillumbah, will be officially opened on Wednesday, March 16, and everyone is invited to view the new facility between 1pm and 4pm.



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