The manager of Meals on Wheels Beulah
McField was presented with a $2,000 donation by Managing Director of the
Phoenix Group Shane Howe.
The Meals on Wheels programme has
been delivering nutritionally balanced meals to the ill, less fortunate and
elderly since 1997.
Organisers estimate there are at
least 300 meals needed per week and increasing food prices often make it
difficult to keep overheads as low as possible.
Over and above the need for regular
nutritious meals, volunteers of Meals on Wheels also provide a bright spot in
many recipients’ day, as the companionship of a visitor can offer a great deal
“As with many charitable
organisations, the Meals on Wheels programme is a major contributor to the
physical and emotional wellbeing of those in our society,” said Ms McField.