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Meals on Wheels volunteers to be honoured for years of service as we farewell the Moorabbin kitchen

28 March 2019

Kingston’s Delivered Meals program will be delivered solely from the purpose-built kitchen in Bonbeach from July 1.

Kingston Council will consolidate all services to the Bonbeach site and will retire the Moorabbin kitchen which has not been updated for many years.

Services will not be impacted by this change and people receiving meals will continue to receive their deliveries as normal.

Mayor Georgina Oxley said Council would continue to deliver close to 40,000 healthy meals to frail and isolated residents each year and provide a friendly visit.

“Our delivered meals service is a key pillar in Council’s support services for our ageing community and we could not provide this valued service without our team of dedicated volunteers,” Cr Oxley said.

“While some of our Moorabbin-based volunteers will choose to stay on and move to our Bonbeach kitchen, others may decide this is the right time for them to retire or try their hand at something new.

“We will be holding a special event to honour and thank those volunteers for the positive difference they have made in their local community. Some of our Moorabbin team have volunteered for decades, with our longest-serving member taking part for over 50 years”, Cr Oxley said.

Council will hold a special information session in April to showcase other local volunteering options to those volunteers interested in taking part. Volunteers are welcome to assist across a range of areas including Community Support, Arts and Culture, Community Engagement and Libraries.

Kingston was proud to invest in a new purpose-built Delivered Meals Kitchen which opened in Bonbeach in late 2015. This larger kitchen is able to cater for Kingston’s entire Delivered Meals program, which is also facing decreasing demand due to the rise in alternatives including frozen meals and home deliveries.

 

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