Beryl Beckmann, 85, was surprised to find Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels president Ray Fleming (left) and MP Ted Sorensen at her front door yesterday.
Beryl Beckmann, 85, was surprised to find Hervey Bay Meals on Wheels president Ray Fleming (left) and MP Ted Sorensen at her front door yesterday. Alistair Brightman

Bay celebrates Meals on Wheels day

NATIONAL Meals on Wheels Day celebrations had the organisation’s Hervey Bay kitchen buzzing with excitement yesterday.

Eight rostered volunteers were rewarded for their dedication with a day of praise and even the clients on yesterday’s run were treated to a free muffin and commemorative place mat.

Hervey Bay MP Ted Sorensen dropped in to congratulate the crew and surprised one lucky client after making a personal delivery to their door.

President Ray Fleming said he appreciated the work carried out by the group’s 120 volunteers; in the kitchen and delivering meals.

He said that on average 280 meals were dropped off to clients daily in Hervey Bay and more than 60,000 meals were delivered each year.

“And it is only by the dedication of the volunteers that this is possible,” he said.

The team at the Gossner Street site is dedicated to delivering meals to the frail and infirm.

“They not only need the meal but look forward to the social contact as many aren’t able to go visiting themselves,” Mr Fleming said.

Meals on Wheels are always on the look-out for new volunteers. Phone 4128 1334 or visit them in Gossner Street, Scarness, to find out more.



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