Wheeling out meals

VOLUNTEERS: Whyalla Meals on Wheels volunteers Bruce Custance, Val Callaghan, Joanna Gogan, Julie Ripley, Rosemary Ryan and Rudy Groenveld.
VOLUNTEERS: Whyalla Meals on Wheels volunteers Bruce Custance, Val Callaghan, Joanna Gogan, Julie Ripley, Rosemary Ryan and Rudy Groenveld.

The work of Meals on Wheels’ 78,700 volunteers around the country was recently celebrated as part of National Meals on Wheels Day on Wednesday, August 29.

These include the Whyalla Meals on Wheels Branch, who continues to provide members of the community with warm meals and comfort.

Local Volunteer Coordinator Barbara Grinter says the organisation is beneficial in not only providing food for people but also giving them a chance to socialise with others.

“I think they love to see us and have a bit of a chat. Even if it is only a short one, they see somebody and have a bit of a chat.” she said.

The team at the Whyalla branch works every day of the week, except for weekends, to provide the public with easy acessible food. They also modify diets if needed to accomodate their clients different needs.

Although the Whyalla branch has a strong team of 121 volunteers, more are needed to ensure that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.

“We are always looking for volunteers. We occasionally need helpers in the office as well,” Ms Grinter said.

Throughout their time serving the public over the years the Whyalla Meals on Wheel Branch has stuck to its motto of “it’s more than just a meal”.

“It’s worth it when you see the difference that it makes.” Ms Grinter said.

If you want to get into contact with Whyalla’s meals on Wheels Branch to offer your time, ring 8271 8700.