The Morisset & Toronto Meal on Wheels service covers western Lake Macquarie. It relies on an army of 300 volunteers to organise and deliver a meal every Monday, Wednesday and Friday to the home of about 150 frail, aged and younger disabled.
Centennial has enjoyed being involved with Morisset & Toronto Meals on Wheels since 2008. Initially the relationship started with an annual financial contribution, until 2011 when the partnership expanded to include Centennial employees volunteering to deliver meals monthly from both the Morisset and Toronto kitchens. There are currently 25 people from Fassifern Office and Mandalong mine volunteering.
Over the years Centennial has found different ways to support Meals on Wheels. At Christmas time Centennial supports Wangi Wangi Lions by purchasing its fundraising Christmas cakes, which we in turn then donate to Meals on Wheels, so a treat can be included in its Christmas deliveries.
Centennial’s Health and Safety General Manager has inspected both kitchens and provided independent advice on workplace safety improvements, and our Mandalong Mine presented Fire Warden Helmets to both kitchens.
These are small and tangible ways Centennial can support this important community asset.