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Meals on Wheels Central Coast

Contact

Name: John Pastor

Position: Fundraising Officer

Email: fundraiser@ccmow.com.au

Address

PO Box 5260

Chittaway Bay

Sydney 2261

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Our Mission / Objective

Our Mission is to provide nutritional assistance and social support: to local seniors and people with disabilities, empowering them to live happily, healthily and independently.

Meals on Wheels services have been operating throughout the Central Coast for 50 years. In the 1960s, 10 Meals on Wheels outlets were located throughout the region – seven in the Wyong Local Government Area and three in the Gosford Local Government Area. In 1992, the Gosford and Terrigal outlets joined forces to form Gosford and Terrigal Meals on Wheels and in 1996 the seven Wyong services combined to become Wyong Shire Food Services. In 2005, Woy Woy merged with Gosford and Terrigal Meals on Wheels to become Gosford City Food Services.

These amalgamations resulted in two strong services, which identified an opportunity to merge into one unified service. The services made the decision to adopt the Meals on Wheels name and brand due to its longstanding presence on the Central Coast, becoming Central Coast Meals on Wheels Inc in 2010.

As a not for profit organisation, Meals on Wheels Central Coast is now well established to service the whole of the Central Coast and aims to extend its range of services to satisfy the new wave of clients over coming years.

Speak Up For Seniors

Together, our voices are amplified and we can make a huge difference.

 

Our Services

Meals on Wheels Central Coast Limited is committed to delivering more than just a meal, but a friendly support service and chance for social inclusion to members of the Central Coast community. We are a community non-profit organisation which provides a friendly and convenient meal delivery and social support service to members of the Central Coast community. We cater to elderly and frail people as well younger people and their carers living at home. Meals on Wheels Central Coast is managed by paid staff and overseen by a community based volunteer Committee. We have approximately 350 volunteers, 10 FTE paid staff, over 600 clients and deliver around 15,000 meals a month, making us the second largest Meals on Wheels organisation in New South Wales.

Click here to download a printable version of Meals on Wheels Central Coast’s latest menu.

Our Beneficiaries

Meals on Wheels Central Coast has proudly catered to Central Coast seniors and people with disabilities for 50 years, providing affordable meals, social support and a helping hand. Assisted by an army of dedicated volunteers, our trusted service has helped thousands of locals to live happily, healthily and independently.


HOW WE HELP YOU:

  • Over 130 tasty, nutritious meals ranging from just $2.30 to $7.50
  • More than 30 mouth-watering desserts from 99c
  • Free delivery to your home by caring volunteers
  • Low-fat, low-salt, gluten-free, minced & pureed meals available
  • No contracts or sign-up fees
  • Three-course lunch & activities with friends at our weekly Community Restaurants
  • Social & shopping bus excursions
  • One-on-one shopping & transport assistance
  • Registered NDIS provider

Projects in Progress

$10 Donation – Provides an emergency meal to our many clients on the Central Coast

$20 Donation – Provides an elder person with a 2 course meal with pick-up and return to a Meals on Wheels community family restaurant

$50 Donation – Provides a return transportation to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment and consultation

$100 Donation – Provides a social outing for 20 people to the local shopping centre

$200 Donation – Provides quality entertainment at the weekly community restaurants

$500 Donation – Provides an SOS alarm that works anywhere – not just at home. When button is pressed it immediately sends GPS location & starts calling up to 5 people (000 can be a number). Features fall detection with speakerphone & microphone in pendant. Showerproof. Recommended by CHOICE after scoring best in recent CHOICE tests. The LiveLife Mobile Alarm includes installation and testing.

Donate to Meals on Wheels Central Coast and select either a one-off donation or recurring payment option. Donate Now

 

Our People

CEO

Dennis Taylor, CEO

Leadership Team

OUR TEAM

Meals on Wheels Central Coast is managed by paid staff and overseen by a community based volunteer Committee. We have around 350 volunteers, 10 FTE paid staff, over 600 clients and deliver somewhere around 15,000 meals a month.The Meals on Wheels Central Coast team is passionate about providing quality services to all clients, ensuring it meets the needs of the many locals with which it interacts, delivers to and supports each and every day. The Meals on Wheels Central Coast team is a group of committed local people, with a combined wealth of knowledge and many years experience across numerous sectors. It works closely with all volunteers to ensure the best service is provided throughout all branches of Meals on Wheels Central Coast.

Names of Board Members

Ron Thomsen – Chairperson & Acting Treasurer

Gail Ransley – Secretary

Ray Mainwaring – Director

Ben Purdue – Director

Debbie Carroll – Director

Karen Ansen – Director

Jeremy Yates – Director

Number of Employees

10 FTE

Number of Volunteers

350

Registration Information

ABN

18 162 620 242

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to help us

Wills and Bequests

By leaving a gift in your Will you are making a powerful commitment to supporting the future of Meals on Wheels Central Coast and the hundreds of local people we support. Just a few words in your Will can make a world of difference to our organisation.

You might choose to leave a percentage of your estate, a specific amount of money, the whole or part of the residue, shares or an ongoing donation through a perpetual trust. Big or small, every bequest helps us continue the work we do.

When writing your Will it is a good idea to seek legal advice to ensure that your Will is written to achieve everything you wish and that it is valid. It’s also important to consider the needs of your family and dependents when making your Will, and inform them if you’ve decided to leave Meals on Wheels Central Coast a gift.

When making your bequest, there are many ways to do it, however the most common is through a specific bequest of a particular amount of money or property. An example of suggested legal wording for a specific gift of money to support Meals on Wheels Central Coast through a specific bequest would be:

“I give the sum of $ _______ or _______%* of my estate, free of all duties, to Meals on Wheels Central Coast Limited.”

General Donations

By making a tax deductible donation to Meals on Wheels Central Coast, you will support the vital services we provide to residents on the Central Coast as well as our wonderful and committed volunteers.

Donate to Meals on Wheels Central Coast and select either a one-off donation or recurring payment option. Donate Now

Other support

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Meals on Wheels Central Coast and we would be delighted to welcome you as a valuable team member. We have a number of areas within our organisation where we need volunteer help.

For further details on volunteering with us, including our Principles of Volunteering and relevant Insurances, please click here.

To register your interest in volunteering with Meals on Wheels Central Coast, please call us on (02) 4357 8444. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch shortly to arrange the completion of necessary application forms and police clearances, following which you will be required to meet face-to-face with our Volunteer Coordinator to have your volunteer role and procedures explained to you.

Register here

Work with us

COMMUNITY RESTAURANT

For over 20 years, our Community Restaurants have been serving up food, fun & friendships, proving that meals really are better when shared together.

Our weekly Community Restaurants provide a fantastic social outing for all of our clients, offering morning tea, hot lunch, dessert and beverages, along with fun-filled social activities, entertainment.

We run four Community Restaurants every week, which take place from 10am until 2pm. For your convenience, door to door transport can be arranged through Community Transport. All buses are wheelchair friendly.

BATEAU BAY – TUGGERAH LAKES COMMUNITY CENTRE

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10am to 2pm
Bateau Bay Square, 1 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay

 

WOY WOY – CENTRAL COAST MEALS ON WHEELS

Tuesdays – 10am to 2pm
Yaringaa Building, 93 McMasters Rd Woy Woy (view location)

 

WEST GOSFORD – YALLAMBEE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Fridays – 10am to 2pm
Yallambee Community Centre (Evergreen Life Care), West Gosford

Donate to Meals on Wheels Central Coast and select either a one-off donation or recurring payment option. Donate Now

Volunteer with us

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Meals on Wheels Central Coast and we would be delighted to welcome you as a valuable team member. We have a number of areas within our organisation where we need volunteer help. These include:

  • Meal delivery – delivering meals to clients either as a driver or a ‘helper’
  • Social support – assisting our clients with shopping, medical transport and socialisation
  • Community Restaurants – meal preparation and client assistance in a fun setting
  • Committee Membership – experience in governance an advantage

PRINCIPLES OF VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels Central Coast is done so under the following principles:

  • Volunteer service is given of “free will” and is always a matter of choice
  • Volunteer service is given without expectation of reward or remuneration
  • Volunteer service is given and accepted where both parties are in agreement
  • Volunteers should have the opportunity to grow and develop themselves as they offer assistance to others
  • Volunteers must be registered with our organisation to be covered by our insurance. You will be covered from the time you leave home until the time of your return provided you go directly to and from your home

VOLUNTEER INSURANCES

Insurances are held as follows:

  • Volunteer Person Accident – This does not cover any benefits payable under Medicare or Private Health funds or gap payments
  • Public Liability
  • Association Liability
  • Vehicle Excess – The insurance covers loss of no claim bonus and reimbursement of the excess limit only, you must claim through your own insurer for repairs/replacement

FUEL REIMBURSEMENT

Volunteers who use their own vehicles to deliver meals and/or social support services to Meals on Wheels Central Coast clients will be reimbursed for fuel expenses as per policy. Please contact us on (02) 4357 8444 for more information.

Register Here

Our Mission / Objective

Our Mission is to provide nutritional assistance and social support: to local seniors and people with disabilities, empowering them to live happily, healthily and independently.

Meals on Wheels services have been operating throughout the Central Coast for 50 years. In the 1960s, 10 Meals on Wheels outlets were located throughout the region – seven in the Wyong Local Government Area and three in the Gosford Local Government Area. In 1992, the Gosford and Terrigal outlets joined forces to form Gosford and Terrigal Meals on Wheels and in 1996 the seven Wyong services combined to become Wyong Shire Food Services. In 2005, Woy Woy merged with Gosford and Terrigal Meals on Wheels to become Gosford City Food Services.

These amalgamations resulted in two strong services, which identified an opportunity to merge into one unified service. The services made the decision to adopt the Meals on Wheels name and brand due to its longstanding presence on the Central Coast, becoming Central Coast Meals on Wheels Inc in 2010.

As a not for profit organisation, Meals on Wheels Central Coast is now well established to service the whole of the Central Coast and aims to extend its range of services to satisfy the new wave of clients over coming years.

Speak Up For Seniors

Together, our voices are amplified and we can make a huge difference.

 

Our Services

Meals on Wheels Central Coast Limited is committed to delivering more than just a meal, but a friendly support service and chance for social inclusion to members of the Central Coast community. We are a community non-profit organisation which provides a friendly and convenient meal delivery and social support service to members of the Central Coast community. We cater to elderly and frail people as well younger people and their carers living at home. Meals on Wheels Central Coast is managed by paid staff and overseen by a community based volunteer Committee. We have approximately 350 volunteers, 10 FTE paid staff, over 600 clients and deliver around 15,000 meals a month, making us the second largest Meals on Wheels organisation in New South Wales.

Click here to download a printable version of Meals on Wheels Central Coast’s latest menu.

Our Beneficiaries

Meals on Wheels Central Coast has proudly catered to Central Coast seniors and people with disabilities for 50 years, providing affordable meals, social support and a helping hand. Assisted by an army of dedicated volunteers, our trusted service has helped thousands of locals to live happily, healthily and independently.


HOW WE HELP YOU:

  • Over 130 tasty, nutritious meals ranging from just $2.30 to $7.50
  • More than 30 mouth-watering desserts from 99c
  • Free delivery to your home by caring volunteers
  • Low-fat, low-salt, gluten-free, minced & pureed meals available
  • No contracts or sign-up fees
  • Three-course lunch & activities with friends at our weekly Community Restaurants
  • Social & shopping bus excursions
  • One-on-one shopping & transport assistance
  • Registered NDIS provider

Projects in Progress

$10 Donation – Provides an emergency meal to our many clients on the Central Coast

$20 Donation – Provides an elder person with a 2 course meal with pick-up and return to a Meals on Wheels community family restaurant

$50 Donation – Provides a return transportation to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment and consultation

$100 Donation – Provides a social outing for 20 people to the local shopping centre

$200 Donation – Provides quality entertainment at the weekly community restaurants

$500 Donation – Provides an SOS alarm that works anywhere – not just at home. When button is pressed it immediately sends GPS location & starts calling up to 5 people (000 can be a number). Features fall detection with speakerphone & microphone in pendant. Showerproof. Recommended by CHOICE after scoring best in recent CHOICE tests. The LiveLife Mobile Alarm includes installation and testing.

Donate to Meals on Wheels Central Coast and select either a one-off donation or recurring payment option. Donate Now

 

Our People

CEO

Dennis Taylor, CEO

Leadership Team

OUR TEAM

Meals on Wheels Central Coast is managed by paid staff and overseen by a community based volunteer Committee. We have around 350 volunteers, 10 FTE paid staff, over 600 clients and deliver somewhere around 15,000 meals a month.The Meals on Wheels Central Coast team is passionate about providing quality services to all clients, ensuring it meets the needs of the many locals with which it interacts, delivers to and supports each and every day. The Meals on Wheels Central Coast team is a group of committed local people, with a combined wealth of knowledge and many years experience across numerous sectors. It works closely with all volunteers to ensure the best service is provided throughout all branches of Meals on Wheels Central Coast.

Names of Board Members

Ron Thomsen – Chairperson & Acting Treasurer

Gail Ransley – Secretary

Ray Mainwaring – Director

Ben Purdue – Director

Debbie Carroll – Director

Karen Ansen – Director

Jeremy Yates – Director

Number of Employees

10 FTE

Number of Volunteers

350

Registration Information

ABN

18 162 620 242

Tax Deductible

Yes

How to Help us

Wills and Bequests

By leaving a gift in your Will you are making a powerful commitment to supporting the future of Meals on Wheels Central Coast and the hundreds of local people we support. Just a few words in your Will can make a world of difference to our organisation.

You might choose to leave a percentage of your estate, a specific amount of money, the whole or part of the residue, shares or an ongoing donation through a perpetual trust. Big or small, every bequest helps us continue the work we do.

When writing your Will it is a good idea to seek legal advice to ensure that your Will is written to achieve everything you wish and that it is valid. It’s also important to consider the needs of your family and dependents when making your Will, and inform them if you’ve decided to leave Meals on Wheels Central Coast a gift.

When making your bequest, there are many ways to do it, however the most common is through a specific bequest of a particular amount of money or property. An example of suggested legal wording for a specific gift of money to support Meals on Wheels Central Coast through a specific bequest would be:

“I give the sum of $ _______ or _______%* of my estate, free of all duties, to Meals on Wheels Central Coast Limited.”

General Donations

By making a tax deductible donation to Meals on Wheels Central Coast, you will support the vital services we provide to residents on the Central Coast as well as our wonderful and committed volunteers.

Donate to Meals on Wheels Central Coast and select either a one-off donation or recurring payment option. Donate Now

Other support

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Meals on Wheels Central Coast and we would be delighted to welcome you as a valuable team member. We have a number of areas within our organisation where we need volunteer help.

For further details on volunteering with us, including our Principles of Volunteering and relevant Insurances, please click here.

To register your interest in volunteering with Meals on Wheels Central Coast, please call us on (02) 4357 8444. Our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch shortly to arrange the completion of necessary application forms and police clearances, following which you will be required to meet face-to-face with our Volunteer Coordinator to have your volunteer role and procedures explained to you.

Register here

Work with us

COMMUNITY RESTAURANT

For over 20 years, our Community Restaurants have been serving up food, fun & friendships, proving that meals really are better when shared together.

Our weekly Community Restaurants provide a fantastic social outing for all of our clients, offering morning tea, hot lunch, dessert and beverages, along with fun-filled social activities, entertainment.

We run four Community Restaurants every week, which take place from 10am until 2pm. For your convenience, door to door transport can be arranged through Community Transport. All buses are wheelchair friendly.

BATEAU BAY – TUGGERAH LAKES COMMUNITY CENTRE

Tuesdays & Thursdays – 10am to 2pm
Bateau Bay Square, 1 Bay Village Rd, Bateau Bay

 

WOY WOY – CENTRAL COAST MEALS ON WHEELS

Tuesdays – 10am to 2pm
Yaringaa Building, 93 McMasters Rd Woy Woy (view location)

 

WEST GOSFORD – YALLAMBEE COMMUNITY CENTRE

Fridays – 10am to 2pm
Yallambee Community Centre (Evergreen Life Care), West Gosford

Donate to Meals on Wheels Central Coast and select either a one-off donation or recurring payment option. Donate Now

Volunteer with us

VOLUNTEERING

Volunteers are the lifeblood of Meals on Wheels Central Coast and we would be delighted to welcome you as a valuable team member. We have a number of areas within our organisation where we need volunteer help. These include:

  • Meal delivery – delivering meals to clients either as a driver or a ‘helper’
  • Social support – assisting our clients with shopping, medical transport and socialisation
  • Community Restaurants – meal preparation and client assistance in a fun setting
  • Committee Membership – experience in governance an advantage

PRINCIPLES OF VOLUNTEERING

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels Central Coast is done so under the following principles:

  • Volunteer service is given of “free will” and is always a matter of choice
  • Volunteer service is given without expectation of reward or remuneration
  • Volunteer service is given and accepted where both parties are in agreement
  • Volunteers should have the opportunity to grow and develop themselves as they offer assistance to others
  • Volunteers must be registered with our organisation to be covered by our insurance. You will be covered from the time you leave home until the time of your return provided you go directly to and from your home

VOLUNTEER INSURANCES

Insurances are held as follows:

  • Volunteer Person Accident – This does not cover any benefits payable under Medicare or Private Health funds or gap payments
  • Public Liability
  • Association Liability
  • Vehicle Excess – The insurance covers loss of no claim bonus and reimbursement of the excess limit only, you must claim through your own insurer for repairs/replacement

FUEL REIMBURSEMENT

Volunteers who use their own vehicles to deliver meals and/or social support services to Meals on Wheels Central Coast clients will be reimbursed for fuel expenses as per policy. Please contact us on (02) 4357 8444 for more information.

Register Here

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