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Hot bags a hit with Meals on Wheels

Tuesday, 28th April, 2009

Two charitable organisations have joined forces to support Broken Hill Meals on Wheels.

The city's Legion Club sub-branch and South Rotary have donated funds to allow the organisation to buy nine new heat bags. Legacy donated $1,000 and Rotary $500.

Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals to needy people every day. Rotary's Paul Armstrong said he was happy to help. "It's our pleasure to help such a great organisation," he said. "Meals on Wheels is turning 50 in August. It's significant that after all these years they're still here supporting the community and that the community is still supporting them." Meals on Wheels' President Betty Behr said the new bags were a big improvement for the service. Aluminum boxes full of heat beads were used previously, which could prove tricky to transport, clean and empty. The new bags use sealed sacks of water for heating and can be collapsed flat for thorough cleaning. Ms Behr said all modern kitchens had moved to the new bags, and she was very happy to have them.

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