OMNICARE Alliance has been awarded a ClubsGrant from Kempsey Macleay RSL Club for a long awaited upright freezer.
Omnicare Alliance’s Kempsey Meals on Wheels branch had been waiting 12 months for a new freezer, which was made possible with the $2300 successful grant application.
The 1200-litre two-door commercial freezer will be used to store meal soups and desserts.
Omnicare Alliance head of operations Meals Services, Penny Poulton, said the extra freezer will make an enormous difference to the running of the branch.
“With bulk deliveries being made to Booroongen Djugun Community Care each Monday, as well as hot and frozen meals delivered to clients Monday to Friday each week, freezer space was definitely running out.
“We can now get a more competitive price from suppliers when we order larger quantities, which we can do now with the extra storage space,” Ms Poulton said.
Kempsey Macleay RSL Club has been a long-time supporter of Meals on Wheels Mid North Coast, particularly the branch in Kempsey.
For more information on the services provided by Omnicare Alliance, including meals services, aged and dementia programs, home care service (specialising in clients living with dementia) and disability programs, contact Leeanne McCloskey on 1300 336-488.
Omnicare Alliance is a community aged and disability support provider on the Mid North Coast, following the merger between Hastings District Respite Care, Meals on Wheels MNC, Hastings Home Modifications and Parklands Cottage. Omnicare Alliance provides services to the communities in Port Macquarie, Sawtell, Kempsey, Wauchope, Camden Haven, Taree and the Greater Lakes.