For almost 70 years, Meals on Wheels has played a crucial role nationally in supporting the health and wellbeing of thousands of older Victorians each year, across 87 service locations.
Meals on Wheels services represent a significant and essential piece of social infrastructure, providing front-line, early intervention and prevention in the home and reducing the malnutrition risk faced by 1.2 million older Australians and the social isolation risk to one in four who live alone.
Our mission is to support well-nourished and independent communities through the delivery of a nutritious meal, social connection and a wellbeing check by our dedicated workforce.
Through the ongoing uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, to devastating bushfires and other crises, Meals on Wheels is an essential service that continues to step up and support vulnerable members of a community at a time when they need it most.
Meals on Wheels Victoria is the peak state body, representing the community of grassroots services across Victoria dedicated to the wellbeing, connection and independence of our most vulnerable.
We are committed to the continuous improvement, promotion, and sharing of information and ideas for all Meals on Wheels providers throughout metropolitan and regional Victoria. It is our aim to raise awareness of Meals on Wheels, continue to develop and improve the essential service across the state and acknowledge the unwavering dedication of our paid and volunteer workforce.