The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Joe Kavanagh has officially launched the Cara Meals on
Wheels Community Van.
It is a collaboration between Cork City Council, the HSE and Churchfield Community Trust who
have partnered with three local Meals on Wheels groups to deliver meals to vulnerable
members of the community in the North-West of Cork city.
City Council provided funding for the van and the partnership includes the St Mary’s Senior
Citizens, Gurranabraher and Farranree Community Association Meals on Wheels groups.
Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr. Joe Kavanagh said: “Covid-19 highlighted the key role played by the
Meals on Wheels services across the city, the essential link provided by Meals on Wheels goes
far beyond the hot meal that is delivered. Strengthening and supporting this essential service
through the Cara Van is a fantastic collaboration.”
Sandra O’Meara, Rapid Coordinator, Cork City Council, was delighted to develop this project in
partnership with the community work department in the HSE, saying “The Cara Van is further
enhancing the fantastic work done by meals on wheels groups, to date it is delivering 2,576
meals per month, it is a great opportunity to support this invaluable service.”
Theresa McCarthy Community Worker, HSE, said: “The Community Work Department have a
great relationship with the Meals on Wheels services across the city, we know the great value
they provide to so many across the city, I was delighted we could provide funding towards
running costs and set up of this new and exciting service.”
Paul O’Donnell, Manager of Churchfield Community Trust said: “I’m delighted that Churchfield
Community Trust is a partner in this new initiative, further embedding the project into the

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