Member for Barker Tony Pasin has marked National Meals on Wheels Day in Murray Bridge helping to deliver meals.
“This year is particularly significant for the South Australian Branch of Meals on Wheels as Meals on Wheels has this year delivered its 50 millionth meal SA since the organisations beginnings in 1954,” Mr Pasin said.
The Meals on Wheels story began in South Australia. It was a South Australian woman, by the name of Doris Taylor who first saw the need and sort to address a need for good meals delivered to those who struggle to shop and cook for themselves.
The organisation that has now spanned more than 6 decades and delivered more than 50 million meals in SA alone.
Today, the organisation now supports around 5,000 clients each year, and does so thanks to its 9,500 volunteers in 90 branches across the State.
“Meals on Wheels volunteers are an example of the large and varied ‘army’ of volunteers without whom our communities would be much the poorer,” Mr Pasin said.
Mr Pasin encouraged the Murray Bridge community to get involved and support the local Meal on Wheels branch who are always looking for volunteers.