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Warrumbungle Community Care receive Innovation Award 2020

NSW Meals on Wheels have awarded Warrumbungle Community Care the Innovation Award 2020 for their incredible Food Partnership Program throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

With NSW in lock down due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Warrumbungle Community Care were fortunate to apply and receive funding for meal support to those who were most vulnerable during this unprecedented time. 

Warrumbungle Community Care came up with an incredibly innovative way to support those who are vulnerable while also supporting the local food businesses who were also struggling with the COVID-19 restrictions.   

“With over 3,000 meal vouchers distributed to those most vulnerable with the vouchers supporting 18 local food services across the Shire, Warrumbungle Community Care are certainly more than just a meal,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “This award is a great achievement for Warrumbungle Community Care and it something they should be extremely proud of.”

On Monday 19 October 2020 Susan Terry the Network Support Consultant from NSW Meals on Wheels came to Coonabarabran to present this award to Warrumbungle Community Care. In the presentation it was said that the Judges were extremely impressed with the collaboration, consideration, and the effort put into this unique project, with the whole community effort in keeping people well fed and connected.

“Congratulations to Warrumbungle Community Care, it is amazing to see what is happening within our communities and the relationships which are being formed in a time which no one could have predicted,” concluded Cr Doolan. 

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WCC Innovation Award 2020 Presentation

Photo L-R Back Row: Rose Watton, Jillisa Harris, Louise Teale, Margaret Anderson and Kimberly Pickette. 
Front Row: Deanne Britton and Susan Terry 
Absent from Photo: Community Care Coordinators Carol O’Sullivan and Danielle Tuckwell. 


Last Updated: 19 Oct 2020