Thursday, August 31, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Locals Supporting Locals Meals On Wheels Day

This past Wednesday was National Meals on Wheels Day, celebrating the service’s dedication and commitment to small communities across Australia.

The Proserpine Meals on Wheels branch has been servicing Proserpine, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Point, Midge Point, and Cape Gloucester since 1974, handmaking and delivering nutritious meals to members of the community.

Maxine and Neil McLoed are a local Proserpine couple who regularly use the service, with Maxine previously volunteering for over four years before her health took a turn and she became a recipient instead.

The couple say they love the service, the cherry on top is the dedicated and friendly delivery volunteers who make sure to have a chat with them each time they visit.

“The volunteers are lovely, and I even remember my clients from when I volunteered,” explained Maxine.

Lyn Forden has been volunteering with Proserpine Meals on Wheels for six years now, and loves each and every time she sees one of the clients.

“It only takes two hours out of your day to make someone happy, for a visit and a chat,” she said.

Proserpine Meals on Wheels is always welcoming new volunteers, in all aspects of the service, including drivers, cooks, and helpers.

To enquire about volunteering, contact, Helen Maynard-Turner, the local Coordinator, on or ring 07 4945 1733.

Lyn Forden, Meals on Wheels Proserpine volunteer, with Neil and Maxine McLoed, celebrating National Meals on Wheels Day. Photo credit: Bronte Hodge

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