Partnering to deliver Meals on Wheels to the community
Published on 24 May 2017
COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH LOCAL PRIMARY SCHOOL TO DELIVER MEALS ON WHEELS
A partnership between local Schools and Council is ensuring key volunteer services for our community remain sustainable through engagement of our younger generation.
The Meals on Wheels program benefits from local school student’s delivering meals to elderly residents across the Shire.
Manager Community Wellbeing Mandy Hutchinson says the Meals on Wheels program assist the elderly and those with disabilities to remain living independently for as long as possible.
“Seeing our local young people getting involved in a volunteer service such as Meals on Wheels is so rewarding, and the support that our schools provide in allowing students to participate is highly valued by Council,” Ms Hutchinson said.
“The residents are so thrilled when a young person brings their meal – it really makes their day!”
As part of Education Week activities Kerang Primary School Principal Brenton Taylor said he views this opportunity as a way to inform and make the community aware of the ever-changing world of education.
“Education Week is a time to celebrate students learning and promote the importance of education to students and families.”
“Our involvement in the Meals on Wheels program is instrumental in teaching our students the value of volunteerism and how to be a valuable member of the local community,” Mr Taylor says.
Supporting young people to enjoy the benefits of volunteering is a key goal of the Children and Youth Strategy, and vitally important to maintain services like Meals on Wheels into the future.
Many of our local schools volunteer through the Meals on Wheels program and other initiatives across the Shire.
For more information or to register to become a volunteer please contact Council on 5450 9333.
For more information please contact Council on 5450 9333 or visit council’s website
Date: 24 May 2017
Media contact: Katrina Thorne T. 03 5450 9333 M. 0409 616 627