Northern Grampians Shire Council


Meals on Wheels

Helping people stay active, involved and doing as much for themselves as possible is proven to help people stay more independent with a greater sense of wellbeing.
Our Meals on Wheels volunteers are delivering close to 200 meals a week around the Shire. We rely on members from the community to help deliver these meals to our clients who need them. We value our volunteers and without them we wouldn’t have Meals on Wheels service.

About Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels, along with other Positive Ageing services, aim to assist the elderly and people with disabilities to remain living independently and at home for as long as possible.

All meals are designed to meet daily nutritional requirements and specific dietary requirements. In Stawell, meals are prepared by Stawell Regional Health. In St Arnaud, they are prepared by East Wimmera Health Services.

Meals are available seven days a week, based on assessed needs and dietary requirements and can be delivered either hot (Stawell only) or frozen.

Meals are delivered Monday to Friday by volunteers from the community and frozen meals are also available for people to heat on the weekends (delivered on Fridays).

Delivered main meals consist of soup, juice, main course and dessert.

Light meals (available in St Arnaud only) consist of a round and a half (6 points) of mixed sandwiches and a piece of fruit.

Volunteers often alert their supervisors if a client’s health is deteriorating. This early intervention and prompt medical attention can often prevent hospitalisation or in some cases, permanent care.


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