Lets celebrate the Meals on Wheels Heroes
In 1943 the UK Meals on Wheels service was set up to deliver meals to individuals at home unable to purchase or prepare their own. Today, 77 years later, the value and need for the service has never been stronger.
The Covid-19 pandemic has seen the number of vulnerable people living in the community, confined to their own homes and reliant on others, increase significantly. In response, an army of Meals on Wheels heroes has stepped up to ensure the ongoing demand for this essential lifeline is met.
The National Association for Care Catering (NACC) wants to celebrate the magnificent work of the frontline Meals on Wheels services across the country and thank everyone involved.
From established meals on wheels services to the lunch clubs unable to welcome their guests and the closed pubs, restaurants and cafés that transferred their skill and facilities, to mention just a few, they’ve all worked tirelessly to deliver delicious, nutritious food to those in need. They’ve also innovated to ensure those that are isolated benefit mentally and emotionally from a friendly smile and a chat to make sure they’re doing ok, all within the social distancing guidelines.
The NACC is a longstanding champion of Meals on Wheels. As well as nutritious food it offers friendly human interaction and wellbeing checks – vital ingredients that allow the vulnerable to live independently in their own homes. It’s more than just a meal.
Join us in recognition and celebration of the Meals on Wheels heroes.
All you have to do is print off one of these posters below, have your photograph taken holding it and upload it to twitter:
tag @NACCCaterCare and use the hashtags #mealsonwheelsheroes and #morethanjustameal
Oh, and one more thing… please also share this with your colleagues, friends and families and encourage them to get involved. Let’s make this celebration spread far and wide and give our Meals on Wheels heroes the thanks and praise they deserve!
All you have to do is print off one of these posters below, have your photograph taken holding it and upload it to your social media platforms (twitter / facebook/ linkedin) :
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