Friday, 13 March 2020:
Meals on Wheels NSW CEO, Les MacDonald said:
“We run special shopping assistance programs for the elderly at various Meals on Wheels branches around NSW and our volunteers have faced challenges in sourcing products such as toilet paper for those we support.
“We would like to thank Woolworths for recognising that Meals on Wheels is an integral part of all communities and for lending a helping hand at this time to support the most vulnerable in our community.
“We have an amazing network of local Meals on Wheels staff and volunteers who can make small, but important initiatives like these possible in challenging times - and we truly do deliver 'more than just a meal.”
Woolworths Supermarkets Managing Director, Claire Peters said:
“We are pleased to begin working with Meals on Wheels in NSW to help provide for the eldery and vulnerable in the community.
“Due to the unprecedented demand on certain products in our stores, we’ve heard that many elderly and vulnerable people in the community are missing out on items they may need when they shop.
“While we’ll continue to do our very best to continue restocking our stores, we encourage all Australians to be mindful of those in your community at this time who might need help and ensure that we continue to support each other.”
Woolworths measures to increase supply of toilet paper
Woolworths continues to work closely with its suppliers to get even more product into stores and onto the shelves for customers as quickly as possible.
Additional orders of toilet paper continue to flow through Woolworths’ store network each day.
Woolworths is working with suppliers to prioritise the production of smaller packs of toilet paper. This means more toilet paper packs will be available to more customers online and in stores from next week.
About Meals on Wheels NSW
There are 155 Meals on Wheels services around NSW located in metro, regional and remote areas which has a network of 35,000 volunteers delivering approximately 15,000 meals a day to the elderly or to people with a disability and their carers.