About Us


A Hunger Free South Africa.


Transforming Lives through Charity in Motion.


Justice, Excellence, Love and Spirituality.

Small Beginnings:

The Meals on Wheels Community Services project was founded in 1964 by Doctor Denis Baird. In light of the serious need amongst the ageing community in East London (South Africa), Dr Baird launched a fund-raising project aimed at financing the first ever Meals on Wheels delivery vehicle. He then gathered a few caring ladies, arranged to use a local church kitchen during weekdays, and the rest is history. At that time, Dr Baird and his original team had no idea that they were giving birth to what would become an enormous miracle of mercy. The statistics below confirm the point:
120,000 meals per workday is no small undertaking
Dr Baird – 50 years later. Cutting the “cake” at the Meals on Wheels 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Current Statistics

Annual meals provided

31 Million +


182 Countrywide

Service points

700  Countrywide

Vehicles in Service

280 +

Old age homes


Retirement villages


Voluntary Helpers

1400 +

Christmas Dinners Served

120,000 +

Christmas Hampers Distributed


Senior Management Team

Dr. Dave Spencer


Effort Bhebe

National Financial Director

Gershon Naidoo

National Programmes Director

Erika Botha

Public Relations Manager

Yolandi Erasmus

Fundraising Manager

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Currently Meals on Wheels Community Services operates via more than 700 service points throughout the country, delivering over 31 million meals annually.
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National Public Relations Office
73 Cypress Avenue, Meyerton,
South Africa, 1960
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