WATER WISE: Meals on Wheels volunteer Bob Parker, Meals on Wheels recipient Neil Cook and Queensland Urban Utilities Michelle Cull.
WATER WISE: Meals on Wheels volunteer Bob Parker, Meals on Wheels recipient Neil Cook and Queensland Urban Utilities Michelle Cull.

Meals on Wheels beat the heat with free, reusable bottles

VOLUNTEERS at Laidley Meals on Wheels have been giving away more than meals.

Free, reusable water bottles have been offered to clients.

With summer temperatures soaring in the Lockyer Valley, the "Turn to Tap” reusable water bottles, donated by Queensland Urban Utilities, are being delivered with meals.

Laidley Meals on Wheels Secretary Brian Parker said the organisation was always looking for ways to save money.

"The cost of bottled water really adds up over time,” Mr Parker said.

"The reusable water bottles are a much better solution as our volunteers refill them each time they make a delivery and we aren't contributing to waste with the disposable water bottles.

"With these great Turn to Tap bottles in easy reach, the elderly people we help are also more likely to keep their water intake up in the heat.”

Queensland Urban Utilities spokesperson Michelle Cull said they were pleased to lend a hand to Meals on Wheels volunteers keen to ensure their elderly clients maintain hydration levels.

"It's always easier to remember to drink plenty of water in the heat if you have a reusable water bottle handy at all times,” Ms Cull said.

"Filling up on tap water is also a better choice for the environment as single-use plastic water bottles are one of the most common items of rubbish found in our waterways.”

Laidley Meals on Wheels has been delivering healthy, tasty meals prepared by the kitchen at Laidley Hospital for 41 years.

Thanks to their dedicated volunteers, the team services Laidley, Blenheim, Forest Hill, Plainland, Kensington Grove, Regency Downs and Hatton Vale.

Need a feed? Anyone interested in receiving Meals on Wheels should phone 5466 8122, from Monday to Friday, between 9.30am and 1pm.



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