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Meals on wheels initiative to continue

Council report: Enniscorthy Municipal District meeting

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Enniscorthy Rugby Club members who made deliveries for Enniscorthy Meals on Wheels during the lockdown: Gavin Redmond, Andrew Redmond, Tony White, Jim White and Tom Tyan

Enniscorthy Rugby Club members who made deliveries for Enniscorthy Meals on Wheels during the lockdown: Gavin Redmond, Andrew Redmond, Tony White, Jim White and Tom Tyan

Enniscorthy Rugby Club members who made deliveries for Enniscorthy Meals on Wheels during the lockdown: Gavin Redmond, Andrew Redmond, Tony White, Jim White and Tom Tyan

The Meals on Wheels initiative set up by the Enniscorthy District Community Response (EDCR) team during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic is to continue into the winter.

District Manager Ger Mackey spoke about the initiative at last week's monthly meeting of the local authority. He told the members that, at its peak, the service delivered 150 dinners per day, six-days-a-week.

'The number of meals now being delivered is approximately 80 meals-a-day, three-days-a-week,' he said.

'This response has filled a gap that became apparent due to Covid,' said Mr Mackey.

'However, it's now felt that this service needs to be put on a sustainable footing as there is clearly a need for the service,' he added.

Mr Mackey described the team of volunteers behind the initiative as 'fantastic heroes' who did a great service to their community.

'I think it's important that the project continues into the winter,' said Mr Mackey.

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