On 12 September 2014 the local branch of Meals on Wheels hosted a special morning tea to thank their volunteers. Shenhua staff were invited to attend the function and are one of the only mining companies to be registered in the program.
Member for New England Barnaby Joyce presented certificates to three long serving community members for their dedication and commitment to the organisation. More than 110 volunteers now lend their time to help out the organisation and are crucial to the success of the service. Mr Joyce said these volunteers allow the elderly of Gunnedah to stay in the familiarity of their homes for longer.
Gunnedah Meals on Wheels President, Colleen Fuller, thanked all the volunteers as well as several businesses that have come on board in recent years. She said it is not only the delivery of meals but the daily contact with some clients not having any other visitors.
Shenhua Watermark's Community Liaison Officer, Debbie Watson said Shenhua staff have been involved with Meals on Wheels for more than eighteen months and there are 23 staff rotated through the volunteer roster. Our staff are dedicated to this community service and we are currently seeking further rosters within the delivery program as well as signing up for the new Meals on Wheels Buddy Program.