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Jack Pool - Westfield Local Heroes 2020

Delivering food on the move

Stafford Meals on Wheels
Selfless. Kind. Funny.

Jack Pool is older than most people he helps.

The committee president of Stafford Meals on Wheels is in his late eighties but is always the first to put his hand up to help.

Jack delivers nutritious and healthy meals to people who can't cook or shop for themselves.

He loves to share a joke with his clients and other volunteers and is always happy to help with an odd job.

"As our logo says, 'we are more than just a meal'," Jack says.

He started delivering meals as a volunteer in 1998 and was elected committee president in 2002.

Jack has worked hard to live up to the Meals on Wheels social values, which include community connection, disability access, mental health and positive ageing.

He has built contacts with other agencies, which led to younger people with disabilities helping to deliver meals, with their carers if needed.

"This has helped with their socialisation in the community," he says.

Jack also organised with the local high school principal for Year 10 hospitality students to work alongside the Meals on Wheels chef.

"During my time as committee president we have partnered with other organisations to hold events for the seniors in our community," he says.

Westfield Local Heroes are nominated and voted for by their communities, with the three top finalists per Westfield centre each awarded a $10,000 grant for their affiliated organisation. Stafford Meals on Wheels will use its grant to fund groceries, equipment and running costs.

For further information on the Westfield Local Heroes program, click here

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