Mayor donates wheels for meals
Friday, 27th August, 2010
More volunteers are needed in our city, according to Mayor Wincen Cuy.
Mayor Cuy helped celebrate National Meals on Wheels day on Wednesday by giving up an hour and a half of his time to deliver meals to sick and elderly people.
"I'm here on work experience ... to see what volunteers do and what they provide," he said
Every year the hard work of Meals on Wheels is celebrated on a national day at the end of August.
Locally, volunteers deliver fresh, home-cooked meals every day to 57 sick or elderly people. About 15 volunteers prepare and cook a three-course lunch from scratch.
The winter menu includes soup, a main meal and a dessert for as little as $6 per day. The volunteers donate about two hours of their time a day to make and deliver the meals.
Meals on Wheels, like many other volunteer organisations, is always looking for more helpers.
Mr Cuy said everyone who could should consider giving up some of their time to help their fellow citizens.
"I would encourage people who have spare time to call Meals on Wheels to help with this valuable community service," the mayor said