Appeal for Meals on Wheels volunteers

WEST Sussex County Council is appealing for volunteers for its Meals on Wheels service.

The service, run by the WRVS, is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals between 11.30am and 1.30pm in their own areas.

It could be once a month, once a week, or every day, depending on how much time a volunteer has.

Meals on Wheels supplies two-course meals to adults in West Sussex, who are recovering from illness or need the meals as they can no longer cook for themselves.

Delivery drivers must have their own car and undertake a CRB check.

The service is also looking for people to accompany the drivers on their deliveries.

Peter Catchpole, member for adults services, said: “The service Meals on Wheels provides is vital to the people of West Sussex.

“If you have a spare lunchtime while the children are at school, or a day off college, or perhaps you’re now retired, why not do something rewarding and help out in your community?”

There are Meals on Wheels kitchens in Bognor Regis (also covering Chichester and the Witterings), Crawley, Mid Sussex (also covering Haywards Heath, Burgess Hill, Steyning and Henfield), Horsham, Worthing (covering Lancing Shoreham, Southwick and Fishersgate), Rustington (also covering Arundel, Ferring and Littlehampton), Petworth (including Midhurst and Pulborough) and Selsey.

Anyone who would like more information can call 01903 231341.

To see a bit of what the Meals on Wheels Service does, view this video: