Meals on Wheels shouts lunch for volunteers to say thanks
DELIVERING meals to those who need them is what they do, and after 50 years on the job, it was their turn for a free lunch.
Lismore Meals on Wheels celebrated its 50th anniversary at the Lismore Workers Sports Club with a hot lunch, delivered to the tables of 150 volunteers.
Some volunteers have been with the service for more than 40 years; others just a couple of weeks, said Lismore Meals on Wheels manager Paula Whitehead.
"If we didn't have our dedicated volunteers, our service would not be here," Ms Whitehead said.
The service also has corporate volunteers from QBE Workers Compensation, ANZ, Multitask, Centrelink, and The Professionals Lismore.
Each week volunteers make sure 70 frail and elderly people in the region get a much-needed hot meal every day, as well as those with disabilities and their carers.
The Lismore service delivers to Lismore, Alstonville and Wollongbar as well as Nimbin, Dunoon and Clunes.
NSW Meals on Wheels has 35,000 volunteers, delivering 4.5 million meals a year to 15,000 clients.