Delivering more than just a meal

Meal Mates is a new initiative which has begun for our Meals on Wheels clients. In this pilot program, our volunteers not only deliver the meals, they provide companionship by staying and eating lunch with their client, enjoying each other's company and conversation.

The volunteer brings everything – the meal, crockery, cutlery, tea, coffee biscuits. The client can enjoy the meal and company without the fuss of having to clean up afterwards.

Joy Harrison_first Meal Mates volunteer_small

Our first meal mate volunteer Joy, on her way to visit a client

"A large number of our meals on wheels clients who live alone enjoy the company. Sitting down to share a meal with someone, can really brighten their day."

Currently, there are 5 Meal Mate volunteers participating. And while the program is in its early stages, the feedback from both volunteers and clients has been very positive.

Learn more about our Meals on Wheels program here.