Meals on Wheels New South Wales


Where Meals and Stories are shared

Here we introduce some of the people who make Meals on Wheels an organisation with a big heart. Always ready with a smile and a conversation our volunteers understand better than anyone the difference even a quick chat about the weather can make to someone's day.

Colleen - Two Doors Down Stories
Lives: Southern Highlands
Meet Colleen

Colleen has lived in her home for 15 years in the beautiful Southern highlands region. Since the passing of her husband, she focuses on looking at the bright side of life, and having a laugh. Her four legged friend is her best mate.

Meals on Wheels helps Colleen stay in her own home and she receives delivered meals by friendly volunteers three times per week. She also is a regular at group lunches and activities provided by her local Meals on Wheels. Colleen said “Life’s alright. I think it’s worth giving it a go".

To view her Two Doors Down story, click here.


Ruth - Two Doors Down Stories
Lives: Southern Highlands
Meet Ruth
Ruth can't imagine being anywhere other than her own home where she remains independent. It's where she has lived for over 60 years. She likes the autonomy of being able to make her own decisions and follow her own rules.

Meals on Wheels enables Ruth to stay in her own home, where she is happiest. Ruth said "It's the only house I've known. It's just where I've always been". To view her Two Doors Down story, click here.
Lois - Two Doors Down Stories
Lives: Tweed Heads
Meet Lois

Lois never thought she would be an old lady sitting in a chair crocheting. She spends a lot of her time making things to sell at street stalls or to give to her friends and family.

Meals on Wheels enables Lois to keep up with her crafting as we deliver meals every day. Lois enjoys a friendly chat with our volunteers and said 'they put it in the fridge for me, have a little chat, then off they go again".

To view her Two Doors Down story, click here.


Rod - Two Doors Down Stories
Lives: Tweed Heads
Rod's home is his castle
Rod has lived in his own home for 12 years now. Rod's home is his castle, and his family are his pride and joy (even though they may all be dispersed around the State).

Meals on Wheels enables Rod to stay in his own home, where he is happiest. Rod's life advice is "love your parents and your grandparents especially, and your great grandparents and we will all have a wonderful time". To view his Two Doors Down story, click here.
Margaret and James - Two Doors Down Stories
Margaret and James
Lives: Southern Highlands
Meet Margaret and James
Margaret and James have lived in their own home in the Southern Highlands for 20 years. James was always the gardener and the cook, while Margaret managed her homewares store. Their garden is a combination of old and new and always brightens up their day.

Meals on Wheels enables them to tend to their garden now they are retired and they receive delivered meals by friendly volunteers three times per week. Margaret said "it takes me about 4-5 minutes to get dinner. It's what i love and it's delicious when i get it. To view their Two Doors Down story, click here.

We were saddened by the loss of James since filming this video. Our thoughts are with Margaret and her family and friends at this difficult time.
Anne and Rhonda - Two Doors Down Stories
Anne and Rhonda
Lives: Northern Rivers
Anne and Rhonda are kindred spirits
Anne and Rhonda have known each other through the Meals on Wheels Service for 11 years. Anne and Rhonda are great friends and are wonderful for each other as they share much in common, have entertaining personalities and simply share a lovely companionship with each other. Sharing cups of tea and fashion tips is a passion that they share.

They both have colourful backgrounds and unknowingly have had similar interest through their lives. To view their Two Doors Down story click here.
Betty and Sandy share a great sense of humour
Betty and Sandy knew each other through the Meals on Wheels Service. Betty and Sandy shared a great sense of humour and they constantly bouncing stories off each other with banter, laughter, humour and similar experiences with a ‘slap stick’ comedy.

Here is their Two Doors Down story click here.

We were saddened by the sudden loss of Sandy in early 2017.  We at NSW Meals on Wheels will be forever grateful to Sandy, she provided a lot of laughs when showing her video along with Betty at Conference and on social media platforms.  We will always thankful for her spirit and contribution in raising the profile of Meals on Wheels.  In a way Sandy started to change perceptions of Meals on Wheels and showing the importance and the strength of the social side and changing clients lives by her visits.  She made people laugh and that's important! 
Sandy and Betty
Betty and Sandy
Lives: Northern Rivers
Enid and Robyn
Enid and Robyn
Lives: Tweed Heads
Enid and Robyn are great friends - almost like family
Enid and Robyn have known each other through the Meals on Wheels Service for just over 2 years. Robyn enjoys Enid’s company and looks forward to catching up with her. Enid says that Robyn is just like a daughter to her.

They are both a good match for each other, they get along so well and it shows that they have a special relationship that has only come about through meeting each other through our shopping outings. To view their Two Doors Down story click here.
Tony and Jim enjoy talking about the community over coffee
Jim and Tony have known each other through the Meals on Wheels Service for 10 years. Jim and Tony get on famously and are good friends. Tony will always delivery to Jim last on the run because they stop and have a cuppa and a chin wag.

They are good for each other helping to keep connected and involved in community and friendship. Jim and Tony are warm and caring but funny and quick witted at the same time. To view their Two Doors Down story,  click here.
Jim and Tony
Tony and Jim
Lives: Southern Highlands
Tony Lyons
Lives: Ku-ring-gai
Chef who produces tasty nutritious meals
Ever wondered who creates the meals that nourish clients of Meals on Wheels? Chefs like Tony Lyons. Tony is one of our star chefs who work for Ku-ring-gai Meals on Wheels. His professional training and years of experience in the food industry ensures meals from his kitchen are delicious and nutritious.

Over the last eight years he has been instrumental in raising the bar in relation to the quality, nutritional value, choice and variety of meals available to clients of Meals on Wheels. His innovative approach injects new ideas to help promote the  Ku-ring-gai service.