More than just a meal!
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is an iconic Australian Not for Profit organisation that has been bringing local communities together for more than 65 years. The 9,000 volunteers who make Meals on Wheels possible, deliver 2.6 million meals a year across Queensland, to more than 19,000 people with a wide variety of support needs. People may be; in their senior years, recovering after a major illness or surgery, a person with a disability, a carer, or needing assistance due to a special circumstance. Meals on Wheels offer more than just a meal, as our daily visits help to monitor the health and wellbeing of our clients, especially those who may not see others regularly.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Clients
All volunteers and staff are following our standard food health and safety procedures and regular hand hygiene. Our volunteers will maintain social distancing when delivering meals.
If our clients are able to come to the door, we will deliver their meal either onto a tray, placed on a chair or onto a table just outside their door. We will make arrangements if they cannot easily get to the door to receive their meal.
If a client is unwell, self-isolating or self-quarantining, or has been in contact with a person known to have the coronavirus please let us know by calling us. We will make arrangements to ensure that our clients can still receive their home delivered meals, with some extra steps to keep our volunteers safe and well.
Looking after yourself by eating a healthy, balanced diet, getting regular physical activity at home, sleeping well and reducing stress is important all the time and especially now.
If you have any questions or concerns about how we are managing the coronavirus, please contact us on 1300 90 97 90.
If you would like further factual advice about the coronavirus you can contact the 24-hour National Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or read the information published on the Department of Health website: https://www.health.gov.au/coronavirus