Volunteers: the lifeblood of our community

LOCAL volunteers were praised and applauded at the National Volunteer Week 2023 celebration recently. 

The number of people relying on Meals on Wheels is increasing, and the volunteers who service our community through Nepean Food Services do a tremendous job in both delivering food and in kindness, especially towards older people experiencing loneliness. 

“I loved presenting certificates of appreciation to the Nepean Food Services volunteers as part of Volunteer Week, including to Denise who has been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for 20 years,” said Lindsay MP Melissa McIntosh. 

“To all our community volunteers, our greatest thanks!”

Penrith MP Karen McKeown said volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities and that National Volunteers week provides the opportunity to take the time to thank them for the selfless work they do.  

“I had the pleasure of attending the Nepean Food Services High Tea at The Bunker, Mulgoa. These are such a great group of volunteers; some have up to 20 years service! Well done to the staff for such a great event,” Mrs McKeown said. 

Ditte from Nepean Food Services said it was lovely to be able to thank their large team of wonderful volunteers. 

“We were joined by Karen McKeown OAM – MP for Penrith, Mayor Tricia Hitchen, Councillor Robin Cook, and Federal Member for Lindsay Melissa McIntosh MP who were all able to chat with our volunteers and find out in person, the selfless work they do to enable so many in our community to access delicious nutritious meals and Social Support,” Ditte said.