National awareness week highlights Meals on Wheels contribution

Meals on Wheels Week 2021 – VIP on Wheels (002)

A national awareness event this week highlights the vital contribution of Meals on Wheels services to local communities.

Running from 1-5 November, the National Association of Care Catering’s (NACC) and Meals on Wheels Week raises awareness of, and celebrates, Meals on Wheels services across the country and the vital role they play in supporting older and vulnerable people living in our communities.

Meals on Wheels Week 2021 is bringing back #mealsonwheelsheroes, the social media initiative that shows gratitude to Meals on Wheels services and their teams as they continue to deliver their life-enhancing services against the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The NACC is once again calling on everyone – from its members, industry colleagues, partners, associations and friends to local government, politicians, celebrities and the general public – to take to social media to publicly declare their support and gratitude for all Meals on Wheels heroes. They are being asked to hold a special thank you poster, have their photograph taken and then share it on their preferred social media platforms using the hashtag #mealsonwheelsheroes.

The #mealsonwheelsheroes poster can be downloaded at:

Neel Radia, Meals on Wheels lead for the NACC, said: “This year, like the last, has seen the Meals on Wheels service still under immense pressure as it serves meals throughout the pandemic. We therefore feel that it’s only right and appropriate to use Meals on Wheels Week as a platform to show all those involved how grateful we are for their continued hard work and dedication. We encourage everyone to get involved with #mealsonwheelsheroes so we can show our collective gratitude.

“At the same time, we’ll be highlighting the incredible value the service is having in our communities through our VIP on Wheels initiative. Meals on Wheels is so much more than just a meal and we’re very grateful to everyone who has given up their time to take part and share this important message with their networks.”

For more information on the NACC and Meals on Wheels Week visit

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