Meals on Wheels' diamond anniversary on August 28 will celebrate the organisation’s 80,000 volunteers.
Meals on Wheels' diamond anniversary on August 28 will celebrate the organisation’s 80,000 volunteers.

Commemorative placemats for Meals on Wheels clients

IT HAS been 60 years since Meals on Wheels began serving delicious and affordable dishes to needy Australians.

The diamond anniversary on August 28 will celebrate the organisation's 80,000 volunteers who work tirelessly to deliver about 14 million meals to more than 60,000 people across the country.

Australian Meals on Wheels Association president Ron Welsh said the service did more than cook.

"The Meals on Wheels service and volunteers across the Australia not only provide a nutritious meal to over 60,000 clients each year," Mr Welsh said.

"But it is also an important community connection through calling at homes each day to provide a cheery welcome, daily contact and monitor the wellbeing of each valued client, hence our national theme 'More than just a meal'."

To mark the occasion, clients will receive a commemorative placemat.



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