Volunteer Thank You Morning Tea 2022
On February 24th Meals on Wheels from Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens provided a thank you morning tea for their volunteers. The program depends on the 70 plus volunteers to help with cooking in the kitchen and delivering meals to the clients. There is true comradery amongst the volunteers as they enjoy serving the community.
Long serving volunteers were honoured with certificates of appreciation at the celebration. While there were awards for 10 years, 15 years and 20 years of service, a special mention of Jean Ryan who received a 30+ years of service recognition award. Meals on Wheels volunteers have worked throughout the Covid crisis as the organisation is considered an essential service.
Hawks Nest/Tea Gardens Meals on Wheels produced over 22 000 meals in 2021. This branch also services outlying areas such as Karuah, Bulahdelah, and Stroud. During the height of the Covid crisis many in the community did not want to venture out for food shopping. Meals on Wheels designed a contactless way of delivering both hot and frozen meals.