More than Just a Meal!
Our volunteers offer a friendly smile, a chat about the weather or family, and a sense of security to our clients through our daily visits.
The first meeting of Acacia Ridge Meals on Wheels Inc. was held on 18 February 1976 chaired by Dr Caroline Taylor. This resulted in the first meals being delivered on 5 April 1976 – 8 meals in total at a cost of 60c each.
Sadie Mattley was our first cook with meals being prepared at the Church of Christ in Bradman Street and moving at a later date to Our Lady of Fatima.
In May 1991, Acacia Ridge Meals on Wheels moved to our present kitchen in Coley Street with the official opening of the kitchen held on 6 June 1991. Meals were cooked on the premises, however in early 2006 a decision was made to begin providing meals prepared by Nutri Fresh, and our meals are now provided by Holland Park Meals on Wheels.
We are a community service that operates with assistance from the Queensland Government and the Australian Government. As a not-for-profit organisation, we rely on the ongoing generosity and commitment of volunteers to donate their time so that we can provide nutritious meals to our clients for either short or long term periods.
Acacia Ridge Meals on Wheels helps frail older people, younger people with a disability and their carers to receive nutritious meals at a low cost. We also provide meals to people who require post-hospital support as well as emotional support, perhaps following the loss of a spouse.