A local meal delivery service, which was originally set-up by the Rodney Health Charitable Trust to cater to the elderly, is now being promoted to all residents in the Warkworth and Snells Beach area.
Coordinator Annette Carr says the service is ideal for anyone who is housebound, recovering from a spell in hospital, or who “just has a very busy lifestyle”.
She says demand fluctuates between 100 and 200 meals a week.
“People often buy their meals according to the size of their freezer,” Annette says.
“We have some clients who will buy several weeks supply in one delivery. For others, it’s easier if we deliver on a more regular basis.”
Meals are ordered on Tuesdays and delivered on Wednesdays. They can also be collected from the Health Trust office in Warkworth, on Auckland Road, at pre-arranged times.
While the service was originally designed for the elderly, they are now available to anyone of any age.
Home Cater in Auckland prepares the frozen meals which range from mini meals to full dinners, curries and desserts, with vegetarian and gluten-free options. The most expensive meal costs $8.50 and delivery is free.
Proceeds from the service benefit Warkworth Wellsford Hospice and St John Ambulance.
Info: Brochures are available at chemists and medical centres, or phone Annette on 425 7477.