Meals on Wheels Week will showcase the ‘incredible contribution’ the service makes in combating malnutrition, isolation and loneliness. It will also provide a platform to show gratitude to all the frontline Meals on Wheels teams that have continued to work tirelessly throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sue Cawthray, national chair of the NACC, said: “As we approach our second Meals on Wheels Week set against the backdrop of the pandemic and the ever-changing challenges it produces, we once again salute all the Meals on Wheels services.
“They have adapted brilliantly and shown incredible determination to ensure older and vulnerable people living in our communities receive the nutrition, care and attention they need and deserve.”
The NACC has invited local MPs, dignitaries and industry leaders to join a delivery round in their locality to experience first-hand and share with their networks the lifeline it affords older and vulnerable people.
Kicking off the VIP on Wheels programme is the NACC patron Baroness Barker, who joined a Meals on Wheels delivery with Hertfordshire Independent Living Services (HILS) in St Albans.
Other VIPs keen to help spread the word include Andy Jones chair of PSC100 Group, Robert Richardson chief executive of the Institute of Hospitality, Paul O’Brien chief executive of Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE) and Caroline Bovey chair of the British Dietetic Association (BDA).