Alongside 76,000 other volunteers around the country, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers from Parkes Shire Food Service celebrated National Meals on Wheels day.
A fundraising morning tea for staff and volunteers was held at the Currajong Street headquarters as part of the nation-wide initiative.
Chairperson of Parkes Meals on Wheels Adrienne Bradley said the aim of Cuppa For A Cause was raising funds for the community-based service.
“Fundraising initiatives like Cuppa for a Cause go a long way in helping Meals on Wheels provide the best service we can for those who need it most,” she said.
Member for Orange Phil Donato called in for a cuppa and a cupcake to show his support.
The staff and volunteers at Parkes Meals on Wheels are a hardworking and caring team, I’ve dropped in to show support for the great work they do and to say thank you on behalf of a grateful communityPhil Donato, Member for Orange
“The staff and volunteers at Parkes Meals on Wheels are a hardworking and caring team, I’ve dropped in to show support for the great work they do and to say thank you on behalf of a grateful community,” Mr Donato said.
Dinner date moved
The Meals on Wheels dinner auction to raise much needed funds for a cold storage vehicle that was scheduled for August 31 has been moved to Friday, October 12.
A great range of items will be up for auction on the night including: Golfers paradise for four in the Hunter Valley (two nights and three days midweek); Private discover sailing day package for eight on Sydney Harbour; Overnight cruise for two on Sydney Harbour ; Tesla roaster experience; Helicopter ride in the Hunter Valley for two; Ultimate Wine Lovers adventure for eight guests; Your own private resort in Hunter Valley for a long weekend ; Experience the true Majesty of the Hydro Majestic Hotel; Australia Moto GP (Melbourne) 2018 for two and an NRL grand final.
The dinner will include a two-course meal and mystery front door prize.
Cost is $35 per person and tickets are available for purchase from the Meals On Wheels office at 78 Clarinda Street, Parkes.
If you are able to donate items to the auction, please contact Gill by phoning 6863 4942.