Originally published by the South Coast Register
Tackling COVID-related social complications is at the forefront of a new service offered by the North Shoalhaven Meals On Wheels team. The Meals Together program will continue to provide the Shoalhaven with nutritious meals, but will also aim to address social isolation by bringing volunteers and clients together.
Manager of North Shoalhaven Heads Meals on Wheels Angela Pendlebury said the initiative aimed to overcome challenges associated with the pandemic.
“The past two years have been extremely challenging for many members of our community,” she said. “Meals Together aims to better engage and support these members of our community.”
The new project will provide clients with services such as meal preparation, one-on-one lunches and social events that will better connect members across the community.
The past two years have been extremely challenging for many members of our community. Meals Together aims to better engage and support these members of our community. – Angela Pendlebury
Volunteer Rosemary Courtney said it was about bringing people together.
“Simple connections can mean so much for people, sharing a meal can make someone’s week.” Ms Courtney said.