The Parkes Shire Food Service, also known as Meals on Wheels received fund- ing of $10,000 on Tuesday from Member for Orange, Phil Donato MP.
The funding comes from the 2019 Community Building Partnership Program and will go towards the purchase of essential items, including an electronic whiteboard, iPads and a laptop for the efficient running of this vital community service delivering more than 600 meals per week to people at their homes.
“This funding will help equip this wonderful charity group with the technology they need to continue to efficiently run their vital services, which are a benefit to so many including the most vulnerable in the community.”
“I cannot stress enough how happy I am to have been able to put my support behind this very important funding, especially during this most difficult year when you had to cope with COVID covering such a big area,” said Phil.
“We really appreciate the funding,” said Meals on Wheels Chair Carolyn Rice. She said the charity would really like to see young people step up as volunteers to help deliver meals. About 75% of their volunteers are over 70 years; and 30% over 80 years.