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Meals on Wheels deliveries came in a variety of antique cars yesterday, including the 1937 Chevrolet owned by Brien Fazel (front).
Meals on Wheels deliveries came in a variety of antique cars yesterday, including the 1937 Chevrolet owned by Brien Fazel (front). john mccutcheon

MEALS on Wheels never looked this good.

In celebration of its national day, Meals on Wheels delivered food in an impressive display of antique cars yesterday.

The cars were provided by the Sunshine Coast Antique Car Club to raise the profile of the community organisation.

"The strength of Meals on Wheels comes from our volunteers and the incredible work they do," national president Leon Holmes said.

Maroochydore MOW manager Hamish Ogg said there was much more to the service than simply delivering food.

Many clients lived alone and looked forward to having a chat, he said.

"It's about social inclusion, using the opportunity for our drivers to stop and say 'g'day' and spark up some conversation," Mr Ogg said.

"In some instances, it's the only visit people get."

In Maroochydore alone, Meals on Wheels delivers to 240 clients a day.

"In our area we have about 200 volunteers in total," Mr Ogg said.

Meals on Wheels delivers to all types of people in need, including new mothers, young people who are sick and can not cook for themselves and the elderly.

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