Grace Hope is visited on Monday by Bronwyn Webber and Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser.
Grace Hope is visited on Monday by Bronwyn Webber and Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser. Rob Wright

A meal and a friendly face

GRACE Hope always looks forward to the knock at her door from Coffs Harbour Meals on Wheels.

Three times a week a smiling volunteer arrives with meals and plenty of good cheer for the sprightly 94-year-old, one of many locals who rely on the service.

“I wouldn’t be able to live without it. I can manage with the help of neighbours or someone else,” Mrs Hope said.

She knows more than most the value of Meals on Wheels, considering she was herself a volunteer for the organisation for many years.

Wednesday marks National Meals on Wheels Day, a celebration of the work of the army of helpers across the nation.

“Coffs Harbour Meals on Wheels have around 100 volunteers and are celebrating this special day by giving a placemat and small bag of goodies to their clients,” said local manager Bronwyn Webber.

“I can’t praise highly enough our volunteers – many have been with us years, even decades.

“They came with a desire to contribute to the community but have also made new friendships along the way.”

For more details, contact Coffs Harbour Meals on Wheels at the Community Village in Earl St on 6648 3600.

That’s where the Chill Out Cafe, run by Meals on Wheels and Coffs Harbour Support Service, also operates.



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