Meals on Wheels, in partnership with local hospitality businesses across Queensland, will be running a unique campaign, ‘Eat Out to Help Out’, during the month of March 2013 and we would love it if you could be a part of it. There are numerous ways participating businesses can help, so you’re able to choose any method which works best for you. Regardless of the method you choose, very little effort is required by your business as all promotional activities will be taken care of by Meals on Wheels.
Whilst assisting in raising much needed funds you will ultimately be helping your own business simultaneously. Some of the core benefits you will receive in return for your participation in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ campaign are;
• increased customers through the door during the month of March,
• enhanced brand exposure through supporting promotional activities,
• goodwill associated with your brand,
• differentiation from your competitors,
• and the realisation that your business is making a true difference to the lives of many.
With over 15,000 volunteers in Queensland alone, we are able to deliver meals to over 10,000 of our frail aged clients and younger people with disabilities living in their own homes across the state. The everyday independence and social interaction that this service brings them is priceless. Without it, many of them would not be able to continue to live in their own homes, where most tell us they are happiest.
The overall success of this campaign is dependent on the amount of support received which is why we appeal to you for help. We ask you to please read through the Hospitality Pack, which will provide you with a complete overview of the campaign and all supporting promotional activities which will take place. If you feel the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ campaign 2013 is something your business would like to be a part of then please fill in and return the Registration Form.
We would be thrilled if you could participate in the ‘Eat Out to Help Out’ campaign in 2013 and be a part of our first ever fundraising initiative!
Fundraising and Marketing Officer
Mobile: 0408 581 940
Listen 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.
Click to listen Meals on Wheels Queensland President, Don Wikner, speak with 96five Family FM about the Eat Out to Help Out Campaign
Meals on Wheels Day
National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year. This annual celebration recognises the work of the organisations’ more than 80,000 volunteers at over 700 branches around the country.
Australian Meals on Wheels President, Ron Welsh, said “National Meals on Wheels Day is a significant event for Meals on Wheels across the country. It is an opportunity to highlight the amazing contribution that is made to the community by over 700 Meals on Wheels services and their volunteers across Australia”.
“Not only do Meals on Wheels volunteers provide a nutritious meal to our valued clients, but they also provide an important community connection through calling at homes each day to provide a cheery welcome, daily contact and monitor their wellbeing,” he said.
“The Meals on Wheels service is truly ‘more than a meal’.”
Contact us if you have any questions or require any further information.
Making the most of Nutrition in Meals on Wheels
On Tuesday 31st July 2012 Queensland Meals on Wheels and the HACC Rescource Unit partnered to co-host 'Making the Most of Nutrition in Meals on Wheels'. The one day workshop was designed for Meals on Wheels services, HACC Service Providers, Dietitians, Allied Health and other health professionals working with Meals on Wheels services and frail aged clients. The latest QMOW Nutrition Manual was also launched. The day was a success raising issues and discussions around nutrition for frail aged clients; highlighted the latest research into nutrition for the frail aged and discussed current issues and best practice in Meals on Wheels. Attendees also had the opportunity to have questions addressed by leaders in the field.
The Meals on Wheels Nutrition Manual is available for order at a cost of $55 incl gst + postage.
View the workshop presentations here:
Angela Malberg, Queensland Meals on Wheels
- QMOW Nutrition Manual Launch
Mary Hannan-Jones AdvAPD, Queensland University of Technology
- QMOW Nutrition Manual Launch
Professor Sandra Capra AM, University of Queensland
- Healthy Eating for Older Australians and Frail Older Australians
Associate Professor Danielle Gallegos, Queensland University of Technology
- Meeting the Food Needs of Queensland's Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Aged Population
Viv Read, Emerging Options
- What Meals on Wheels Means to Clients
Denise Cruikshank, Queensland Health
- Queensland Health's Nutrition Standards and How They Relate to Meals on Wheels
Lauren Griffin, Royal Brisbane Hospital
- Hospital to Home Outreach for Malnourished Elderly (HHOME) Project
Enquiries: Contact QMOW on (07) 3205 5588