Over 1,000,000 meals delivered
20,000 meals a year
Over 250 monthly recipients
94% of meals recipients qualify for subsidies
Cost of meal subsidies for one person: $120/week, $520/month, or $6200/year
Sydney’s only Kosher Meals on Wheels service delivers fresh nutritious meals to members of our community who cannot make a meal on their own due to extreme age, frailty, injury, illness, disability, or recent hospitalisation.
The Kosher Meals on Wheels service is available to members of the Jewish Community who need ready-to-eat meals as a short-term stopgap or for an extended period of time. Recipients are assessed on a needs basis and include the frail and aged as well as younger people with a disability, those experiencing injury, or illness, or needing help on compassionate grounds such as bereavement or a change in personal circumstances.
Fresh meals are delivered in Sydney’s eastern suburbs three times per week and frozen once a week to the northern suburbs, to cover main meals for the whole week.
In past years, COA has foregone an allocation from JCA so that programs in greater need could be funded. This year they need community support – your donations will allow them to continue to provide the critical services that many of our aged community depend on.
COA Sydney Incorporated
COA Sydney delivers services to the frail, aged, and those with disability, allowing them to stay in their own homes for as long as practicable. COA works with a minimum of paid staff; a large group of dedicated volunteers help provide essential daily services. COA’s volunteer to staff ratio of 10:1 is one of the best in the not-for-profit sector.
Since its inception, COA has responded to many thousands of requests for assistance from doctors, social workers, hospitals, family members, and seniors – seeking to improve lives and maintain engagement with community.
COA services include Sydney’s only delivered Kosher Meals on Wheels service, an activity centre with a full program of activities from Sunday to Friday, referrals for personal care and to community organisations for ongoing help, and transportation to and from the activities centre for members.
Other programs offered by this provider
Social support ad community outreach services (including seniors’ social outings, phone monitoring, hospital and home visiting schemes, and candle lighting at non-denominational nursing homes).
Home Support Services – organising a range of home support services to ensure the comfort of members.
Case management and assessment services are provided free of charge to members to help navigate through the maze of aged care.
The COA activities centre provides a range of small and large group activities.
Justice Francis Marks
Zelda Feigen OAM (Hon. Life President)
The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Partnership with OzHarvest.
Hannah Meyer Project supported by Jewish House and JEMS.
Membership with FoodBank NSW.
Activities and special events programs partner with a variety of organisations across the Jewish community, including JNF, WIZO, JewishCare, Kesser Torah, and many others.