More volunteers needed to expand home meal delivery service
The resounding success of Council-Club Kitchen, a subsidised home delivery meal service for vulnerable community members affected by the coronavirus crisis – a partnership between Muswellbrook Shire Council, local licensed clubs and volunteers – is looking to get more volunteers on board in order to expand the service.
Council joined with Muswellbrook and District Workers Club, Muswellbrook RSL, Muswellbrook RSL Golf Club and Hunter Volunteer Centre last month to provide a subsidised home delivery meals service for members of the community severely affected by the COVID -19 pandemic.
Now more volunteers are needed to expand the service to Denman, Sandy Hollow and other rural areas in the Shire. Fuel costs will be reimbursed by Council. Potential volunteers between the age of 18 and 55 years are asked to contact Susanne Tobin on 0490 042 821 to register their interest and provide details including: name, age, contact details, police check number, driver’s license and vehicle details. (Council can assist in setting up a NSW police check for potential volunteers.) Residents over the age of 55 years are deemed to be more vulnerable to COVID-19 and under the current NSW Government Public Health Order are not able to volunteer.
Club-style meals are frozen for delivery and delivered by the volunteer team between 9am and 4pm each Tuesday and Thursday. Eligible community members who would like to receive meals through the service can contact Tahlae at the Muswellbrook and District Workers Club, on 6543 2011 to book a meals delivery and if required, make payment.
The home delivery meal service is available to:
- Any resident in enforced isolation due to COVID-19; or
- Australian Pension Card Holder; or
- Disability Support Pensioner; or
- Being a vulnerable person (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 50+)