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Fresh meals replaced with frozen food

Some Victorian local governments have stopped Meals on Wheels services.

Published: 12 September 2022
  • vic
  • 12 September 2022
  • ABC

Jan Forrest used to have fresh, nourishing meals delivered to her Shepparton home daily.

"The meals were fabulous. Roast pork is my favourite ... and we used to get salads in the summer," she said.

Ms Forrest first signed up for Meals on Wheels while she was recovering from surgery and decided to remain registered for the service because she found it so beneficial. 

But she now has to drive to buy the same meals directly from the local manufacturer after Greater Shepparton City Council ceased offering the service through Meals on Wheels.