New Freezer Unit for Meals on Wheels Mid North Coast
Member for Port Macquarie, Leslie Williams, recently officiated at the launch of a mobile freezer unit for Meals on Wheels Mid North Coast (MOW MNC).
The unit was purchased by the organisation with funding from a NSW Government Community Building Partnerships grant of $30,000 and comprises a one tonne ute with a purpose-built freezer/fridge mounted on the tray.
"The beauty of this freezer unit is that it can be powered by either mains electricity or a 12 volt battery which is charged via the ute," said MOW MNC Chief Executive Officer, John Carroll.
With its central administrative offices located in Port Macquarie, MOW MNC will use the freezer unit on a day-to-day basis to transport frozen meals from their large freezer in their Wauchope branch to their Port Macquarie branch (their largest service outlet) and between their production kitchens and seven branches across the Mid North Coast.
"The quality of the meals we provide is always a key focus for us," said Mr Carroll.
"Getting this mobile freezer unit means we can transport meals across our quite extensive geographic area without compromising food safety and quality. It gives us the ability to offer a greatly improved range of meal choices to our clients."
In officially commissioning the mobile unit, Mrs Williams noted that "Helping our older people stay living in their own homes for longer is an important focus with our aging population on the Mid North Coast."
“The purchase of this mobile freezer unit by an invaluable service like Meals on Wheels is an excellent use of Government funds our community," Mrs Williams said.