Meals on wheels centre to close

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THE doors of the Moorabbin Meals on Wheels service are set to close, with the service to be run exclusively from Bonbeach from 1 July onwards.

The mayor Cr Georgina Oxley said the service needed to be consolidated because the Moorabbin site had not been updated in “many years”.

“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,” she said.

“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. 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.

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

First published in the Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News – 3 April 2019

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