So much more than a meal - celebrating Meals on Wheels Week in Fife

Meals on Wheels Week

We’re celebrating all things Meals on Wheels this week in Fife.

We want to raise awareness of our Meals on Wheels service while celebrating all those who work so hard to make sure our older and more vulnerable residents are looked after in the community.  While the benefit of having a hot, nutritious meal is really important to our customers, the real value of the Meals on Wheels (MoW) service lies in those who deliver the meals. Because MoW is about so much more than food.

Fife Council spokesperson for Health and Social Care, Cllr. Graeme Downie, launched the Fife campaign this week saying:

"Tackling loneliness and improving health is a key goal of the Fife Council social work programme.

“The two course meals are a fantastic way to ensure people are getting a healthy, hot meal everyday but the people who deliver this service give residents so much more than just a hot meal. They will have a friendly chat and be a friend for residents, as well as acting as an early warning for other services if a person might need additional assistance.

“This week and always we should remember how important this service is in combatting loneliness and social exclusion in our communities.”

  • Convenient ready to eat Meals on Wheels
  • Reduces the need to shop and cook
  • Drivers also check our customers are safe and well
  • Drivers will contact the relevant services If they find one of their customers requires help
  • Over 800 meals delivered 363 days a year.

If you, or someone you know, are interested there’s more information available at You can get meals on wheels if you are any elderly person or an adult with a disability, chronic illness, mental health issue or dementia.

Cllr Downie finished by saying:

“This is an invaluable service to hundreds of people across Fife and we value the work of all those who work so hard to deliver it.  Anyone who sees the work the drivers carry out is blown away by the care, compassion and standard of the meals and service.

“So please help us spread the word to anyone you think might benefit from the service and join us in thanking everyone involved in making it work so well.”