Meals are a help

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National Meals on Wheels Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in August each year.

This annual celebration recognises the work of the organisation’s 78,700 volunteers at over 740 branches around the country.

Penrith’s local Meals on Wheels provider, Nepean Food Services, reaches out to elderly and disabled residents from the Blue Mountains to Warragamba and Silverdale.

“We celebrate the wonderful work our volunteers do every day as it is the social support and interaction they provide for our clients which makes us so unique,” said manager, Jenny Gillespie.

“We have recently received government funding to help us expand our Meals on Wheels service and our facilities have recently been upgraded to reduce our carbon footprint.”

The most recent round of funding was from the Federal Government, worth $22,280, on top of recurrent funding of $40,000.

Nepean Food Services also won the Specialised Business award this year for the fifth year, demonstrating how important it is to the community.

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