Meals on Wheels Community Services
In a Nutshell
Currently Meals on Wheels Community Services operates via more than 700 branches throughout the country. In towns and cities these branches usually comprise well established kitchens. In rural areas and squatter settlements, we utilise fully fitted “container kitchens.” At this time, we are commissioning one new container kitchen every two months. While we are very proud of the fact that we have now reached a service level in excess of 29 million meals per annum, we need to at least double this over the next year.
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ELDERLY WIDOW: My husband passed away a few years ago. While he was alive, my pension cheque paid the rent, his pension cheque covered general expenses. After he died I could not survive on my small pension and had to turn to Meals on Wheels for help . . .
FAMILY MAN: My family and I lived reasonably well. We certainly never went hungry. Then Carla and I were both made redundant. A few months later the funds ran out. The next step was to sell everything that we could sell. Then came the lowest point of our lives – we discovered just how much hunger really hurts. We often went without food for more than a day – then, mercifully, we were referred to Meals on Wheels Community Services . . .
PENSIONER: My son and daughter in law are both deceased. I have adopted their three children. Our only income comes from my small pension cheque. If not for Meals on Wheels, I don’t know what we would do . . .
15 YEAR OLD. Our mommy and daddy both died from AIDS. My two sisters and I live alone in a small shack. We receive a little help from others in the community, but they are also very poor. The ladies from Meals on Wheels feed us every day and are very kind to us . . .