Thomas Sinnott of world gold marmalade award winning company Wexford Preserves presented Meals on Wheels with a cheque for €500 recently.
Colm Caulfield of New Ross Meals on Wheels said: 'It so important to us to receive these donations in this difficult time as it vital as our operation. In this regard requests have gone up considerably in recent times and this is adding to our cost.'
Due to the health crisis, New Ross Meals on Wheels, in their continuing efforts to limit social interaction with clients, have decided to operate on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday basis until further notice. All clients have been notified and will be adequately supplied with dinners and desserts for the days that the service is closed.
Meals on Wheels has been in New Ross since the late 1960s.
The service is located at the St Aidan Centre on Cross Street. Soup, a main course and a dessert are available to people at a cost of just €5 per meal.
The meals are delivered by around noon daily and people can buy extra meals. Meals can also be ordered by people in the hinterland such as Cushinstown, Camblin, Greater Rosbercon, St Mullins and other surrounding areas. These can be collected at the centre each day.
All food is prepared in the St Aidan Centre on Cross Street from 8.30 a.m. every weekday morning by three people who are employed directly by the Meals on Wheels and FÁS CE Scheme employees.
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