For almost half a century, Bowen Meals on Wheels has been helping to improve the quality of life of the sick, aged and disabled in their community through the provision of good nutritious food and companionship. Each week their army of volunteers help to distribute around 100 meals across the region.
Just recently the local community organisation received an early Christmas gift from Kennedy Freemasons Lodge, with a new commercial dishwasher being installed.
Robert Andersen of Kennedy Freemasons Lodge said their Members were proud to support the local Meals on Wheels with its upkeep.
“We’ve always been active in the community, and if anything the last two years have emphasised how important it is to support the organsiations that directly help people in need in our community,” Mr Andersen said.
“We have great respect for Bowen Meals on Wheels and it’s been our pleasure to be able to show that – not just in words but through a tangible donation that will help with their day-to-day operations in the kitchen.
To top off the donation, local tradesmen helped to install the dishwasher for free, making this donation a true community effort.
Hand Heart Pocket Chief Executive Officer Sara Parrott said the Freemasons are making positives impacts in local communities across Queensland.
“We are proud to back our Members to support the causes they care about most in their community,” Ms Parrott said.
“The pandemic has affected us all, but especially the vulnerable in our community, and organisations like Bowen Meals on Wheels has helped to strengthen the mental and physical wellbeing of those that rely on their service.
“By matching the Lodge’s giving, we have helped to make their contribution go further,” she said.
Photo: Kennedy Freemasons Lodge said they were proud to support Bowen Meals on Wheels with its upkeep.