NEW VAN FOR KU-RING-GAI AND HORNSBY MEALS ON WHEELS
With Rotary and government support Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Meals on Wheels Service at Turramurra will become the proud owners of a new delivery van on Saturday 4 March. The new van will be used to move meals from the Meals on Wheels kitchen at Gilroy Lane Turramurra to the Hornsby distribution and storage centre. It will also be used to transport readymade meals to other Meals on Wheels Services in Sydney.
A combined fundraising effort led by Roseville Chase Rotary Club, Federal and State governments, Ku-ring-gai Council, local Rotary clubs from Beecroft, Carlingford, Hornsby District, Ku-ring-gai, Lindfield, St. Ives, Turramurra, Wahroonga, West Pennant Hills Cherrybrook and The Rotary Foundation has resulted in the new van being fully optioned to go out on the road with a built-in refrigeration unit for transporting meals.
Hon. Paul Fletcher, Federal member for Bradfield and Minister for Urban Infrastructure said the project ticked all boxes in the Governments grants scheme of volunteer groups helping local charities.
Mayor Anderson said the Meals on Wheels kitchen benefitted from an upgrade carried out with Council assistance last year and had a fully qualified chef supervising menu options.
Roseville Chase Rotary Club President, Peter Lewis said "Meals on Wheels was a ‘pillar of our community’ and the service was in a growth period. Through the Rotary Clubs' fund raising of $52,000 we are able to contribute to the local community’s needs. We have developed strategic partnerships that allow us to work with like- minded organisations and achieve an even greater impact ".