Stockdale & Leggo Wangaratta has announced their new partnership with Meals on Wheels Wangaratta, a community organisation headed by the Wangaratta Rural City Council.
An integral part of the local community, Meals on Wheels provides healthy and nutritious meals for those who are unable to cook for themselves at home. The initiative aims to assist the elderly and those with disabilities to remain living independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
Every second Monday, the team from Stockdale & Leggo Wangaratta volunteer their time to assist with deliveries and other duties required to support the ongoing operations of the organisation.
“Our team started volunteering with Meals on Wheels at the beginning of this year. As a team, we really wanted to play our part in helping out our local community,” said Stockdale & Leggo Wangaratta Director Peter Joyce.
As well as providing fully prepared meals designed to promote good health, Meals on Wheels also offers an important social welfare component. For many recipients, accessing the community can be challenging and they are not always able to visit friends and family as often as they might like, so receiving regular deliveries from familiar volunteers is often a very warmly welcomed social encounter.
As Stockdale & Leggo Wangaratta was established in 1994, many members of the team have a long personal history with the town. Having worked with so many Wangaratta residents, it was only a matter of time until agents reconnected with past clients – a nice surprise for all involved.
“Since we began volunteering with Meals on Wheels we’ve reconnected with so many of our past clients, which has been a real pleasure. It’s great to catch up with them and hear how they’ve been doing, especially since so many of them are still living in the same homes which they purchased through our agency,” said Mr Joyce.
“Serving these meals to members of our community has been a really rewarding experience and something we all look forward to every fortnight – in fact, we’re actually looking forward to our turn too.”