50 years of delivering meals to the home

FAIRFIELD Food Services, formerly known as City of Fairfield Meals on Wheels, will celebrate its 50th anniversary next month.

The organisation is inviting past volunteers to come forward and be recognised for their contribution.

Fairfield Food Service executive officer Radhika Canchipuram said volunteers had played an invaluable role over the years.

"Without the help of our volunteers to deliver the meals to those who are housebound we would not be able to offer this essential service which allows clients to live independently in their own homes and in the community," she said.

Fairfield Food Services was established in 1963, providing meals to two clients living in the Fairfield area.

"It has grown to providing support through meal deliveries to over 250 clients to live independently in their own home and through communal dining," Ms Canchipuram said. "The organisation now produces over 100,000 meals a year and supplies meals to other Meals on Wheels services in NSW. The service has developed into a strong network through the commitment of our volunteers who deliver the meals to our clients, and also provide personal contact and the sharing together of a few moments on each visit."

The 50th anniversary celebration will be held on May 23 at the Senior Citizens Centre in Fairfield.

Fairfield Food Services is in Kenyon Street.

Details: If you are a past volunteer or would like to attend the anniversary, call Radhika on 9728 6939.

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