Meals on Wheels fires up for national record attempt

Meals being produced in the kitchen
Meals being produced in the kitchen AStevens – Meals on Wheels

MEALS on wheels will attempt to beat the national record for the number of community meals prepared in just five hours.

To even come close to making the record, Meals on Wheels services across Queensland will have to make hundreds of meals in that short period of time. 

The effort will be led by the Holland Park service but will require the help of services all across the state.

The record attempt is in celebration of National Meals on Wheels Day on August 30. 

Meals on Wheels volunteer, Barbara Battersby, ready to deliver meals to a client
Meals on Wheels volunteer, Barbara Battersby, ready to deliver meals to a client AStevens – Meals on Wheels

Queensland Meals on Wheels State Manager, David Bannister, is confident the organisation will set an impressive national record that will be tough to beat. 

"We are really excited about the record attempt but in reality this is what our volunteers are completing on any given day," Mr Bannister said.

"Meals on Wheels services across the state prepare and deliver an incredible amount of nourishing meals to community members from Aurukun to Annerley. The record attempt is really just an opportunity to showcase how amazing our volunteers are and how much of a difference services are making locally. 

"Meals on Wheels is completely run by the community, for the community and I really encourage those wanting to meet other caring people, make new friends and make a positive contribution in their local area to contact their local Meals on Wheels service."

Meals on Wheels client, Roger Darlington, tucking into his daily meal
Meals on Wheels client, Roger Darlington, tucking into his daily meal Amy Stevens – Meals on Wheels

National Meals on Wheels Day is an annual celebration of the 15,000 dedicated volunteer staff who make 2 million meals for 40,000 Australians in need each year. 

The service relies on community volunteers to provide those needing support with cost effective nutritionally balanced meals and a friendly visit to monitor the health and wellbeing of a diverse range of clients including those recovering from illness or injury, living with a disability or those who need a helping hand.

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