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Moonta Meals on Wheels to Keep Turning

Moonta’s Meals on Wheels (MoW) branch will celebrate the official opening of their new building, gardens and kitchen next Wednesday, April 5.

Upgrades to the Copper Coast MoW have been made possible due to generous community donations, and the support of Meals on Wheels SA.

Upgrades include a kitchen with more room and extra refrigeration, to handle the increased meal numbers now produced there.

A new volunteer and office space has been provided in a brand new adjacent building and major work on landscaping the gardens has been undertaken by a local supplier who has donated his time and materials.

President of MoW SA, Bill Coomans said upgrades to the Moonta branch were well deserved, following 48 years of service to the community.

“These improvements were prompted by Moonta now being the hub for preparing, cooking, packing all the meals for our three Copper Coast branches.

“It was really important for us to provide improved facilities for our valued volunteers.

“We are especially delighted and humbled by the wonderful community support of volunteers, the District Council of the Copper Coast and local businesses such as Moonta landscaper Richard Hopkins, and Rosewarnes who provide a delivery vehicle.

“We rely heavily on the support and generosity of our volunteers so this event also allows us to acknowledge and celebrate their ongoing support to Meals on Wheels on the Copper Coast,” he said.

All Copper Coast branches are still in search of volunteers, following an urgent call to community last month.

The official opening will take place in the presence of His Worship the Mayor of the District Council of the Copper Coast, Paul Thomas and the Mayoress, The President of Meals on Wheels SA, Bill Coomans, CEO Sharyn Broer, Branch Chair Bev Christianson, invited guests and volunteers.

A commemorative plaque will be unveiled to mark the occasion.