In the spotlight
As the peak body for the individual Meals on Wheels services around the state, the Association can provide background information and contacts for people interested in learning more about how Meals on Wheels operates.
This section also provides the latest Media Information released to the press for publication.
Please direct any media enquiries to:
Sally Gardner - Marketing & Fundraising Officer
Mobile: 0408 581 940 or click to send an email.
Special thanks to Abi and Tim from ARC Films for helping us to share our story. We would LOVE for you to SHARE our video's with ALL of your contacts.
Check out our new Community Service Announcement below. Meals on Wheels is nutritious meals, 'more than just a meal', friendship, love, smiles, a check on your safety and peace of mind. Every $10 donation will help us to feed a frail elderly or disabled Queenslander in need.
In the driver's seat - A 15,000 strong army of Meals on Wheels volunteers look to Debra Tape for direction... (Page 12) article courtesy of Brisbane News
Listen here to the 4KQ Breakfast team interview with Laurel, Gary and Mark as we chat to them about our Eat Out to Help Out Meals on Wheels Fundraising Campaign.
Meals on Wheels Queensland gives charity some bite
Meals on Wheels Queensland has partnered with restaurants, clubs, RSL's, hotels and cafes across the state to launch the inaugural Eat Out to Help Out fundraising campaign. Patrons that dine at participating outlets throughout March have the option to donate 10% of their meal price. Restaurants are encouraged to match each donation and all proceeds will go direct to Meals on Wheels Queensland, and assist them in delivering meals to the elderly and disabled who are unable to leave their homes. Meals on Wheels Queensland make and deliver over 2.4 million meals a year to more than 10,000 isolated and homebound members of our community. Apart from providing a healthy meal to clients, volunteers also offer support, care and a friendly face, and have been doing so for almost 60 years throughout Australia. Meals on Wheels Queensland Chief Executive Office Debra Tape said that every dollar collected will go to assisting local Meals on Wheels services provide meals for vulnerable community members. “We urge you to get involved and chip in to help out your local service by simply eating out at your local participating outlet.” Restaurants and their patrons are urged to dig deep for the month of March and help raise funds for the Eat Out to Help Out campaign and allow Meals on Wheels volunteers to continue brightening the day and enhancing the lives of their clients. Go to www.eatouttohelpout.com.au to find your nearest participating restaurant, and further information on how to get involved in the campaign.
For interview and photo opportunities please contact:-
Samantha Brooks, Bloom PR & Marketing 0424 504 684
The charity that needs more clients - Radio Interview 612 ABC Brisbane
CEO of Meals on Wheels in Queensland, Debra Tape speaks with Rob Blackmore.
Bulimba Meals on Wheels has more volunteers than clients
With more volunteers than clients, the Bulimba Meals on Wheels has done a suburb-wide letterbox drop appealing for new subscribers. The move follows a steady decline in clientele which could eventually see ...... CLICK TO READ FULL ARTICLE
Christmas Cheer for Meals on Wheels
The Brisbane North Branches of the Commonwealth Bank have donated over 600 mini Christmas Puddings for the clients of Meals on Wheels in their local community. Read more...
National Meals on Wheels Day - The local heroes of Meals on Wheels services across Australia will step into the spotlight on Wednesday 29 August, as their enormous community contribution is celebrated on National Meals on Wheels Day. Read more...
Meals on Wheels Queensland named a Queensland Great
In celebration of Queensland Week, Meals on Wheels Queensland has today received the coveted “Queensland Greats Award” for the Queensland Institution of the Year in recognition of the valuable services and support we provide to Queenslanders. Read more...
Gillard Government listens to sector on not-for-profit reforms Read more...
Charitable fundraising regulation reform
- Discussion paper and draft regulation impact statement.
Premier Anna Bligh paid a visit to Stafford & District Meals on Wheels with local member Stirling Hinchliffe this morning. Anna and Stirling then headed out on the bus to make a meal delivery to one of our valued clients. The Premier said "This is a great community organisation that will benefit from increased funding to the Community Centre Infrastructure initiative."
Meals on Wheels Queensland and Do Something Near You proudly reached the eyes of millions in a recent Aldi Catalogue. Did you see it?
Courier Mail QWeekend
"I went on a Meals on Wheels run and this is what I saw" by Amanda Watt, Journalist
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