WE NEED YOUR HELP TO STAY ALIVE
Have I got your attention? I’m writing this for Pomona & District Meals on Wheels, a community non-profit organization that has been cooking for and delivering meals to mostly elderly people for 22 years. An apt saying is: “What goes around, comes around”, and this is certainly true in that our meal service was on the brink of disbanding 6 years ago when the then president had headed the committee for a decade; she had put in some hard yards and justifiably wanted to move on in her life.
You see, we can’t run our business without a committee, so we need some motivated/talented people to come on board to keep this important service operational. Is there anyone out there, possibly now retired and looking for something worthwhile to do (and wanting to keep their brain active), with the necessary skills to take on this business and move on into the next era?
The current committee has made some improvements over the years, adding a second Convotherm stove and more up-to-date computers/copiers. Our big fundraiser is the Pomona Antiques & Collectables Fair that runs on the weekend of the King of the Mountain Festival in late July; each fair has contributed a substantial profit, making the time & effort worthwhile.
For those who don’t know, our kitchen is located in the Pomona Memorial Hall on Reserve St, diagonally across from the ANZ bank. We operate 3 days a week: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, cooking 6500 to 7000 meals yearly. Our customers, either aged or with a disability, want to remain in their hinterland homes for as long as possible – we help them do that. We cook our meals from scratch using fresh meat, vegetables, fruit and dairy products, taking great pride in doing so. We have a team of about 70 volunteers who help in the kitchen, office or do deliveries.
If you can help, please give us a call on 5485 1777, 5485 2209 or 5485 0527 and ask for David (there are two of us with that name). Our email is firstname.lastname@example.org . Our Annual General Meeting is being held in the Memorial Hall on Wednesday, September 21st at 12:30PM if you would like to attend and check us out; yummy refreshments will be served afterwards. Thank you.
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