Meals on Wheels is continuing to operate in Orange during the current lockdown.
Orange City Council is operating the service, which is one of a number that the council provides to give extra support to elderly residents so they can continue to live independently in their own homes.
Orange mayor Reg Kidd said the service has been supported for many years by teams of volunteers who give up their time to deliver meals to local clients and provide some brief personal contact.
"During lockdown, it's not possible for volunteers to be involved so the meals are being delivered by council staff," Cr Kidd said.
"They wear masks and deliver the meals to homes without contact, complying with all the health order regulations.
"It's a mix of frozen meals and as well, we are providing hot meals from Cafe Connect on Tuesdays and Thursdays."
Cr Kidd said the council also supports elderly residents with a shopping service.
"In normal times, a volunteer picks up a client and takes them to the supermarket," he said.
"During lockdown , this service is continuing but instead a staff member gets the grocery order by phone, arranges payment and then delivers the food, with contactless delivery.
"There's another service where people can simply receive a phone call once or twice a week when someone will give them a ring and check that they're OK. It's offers some simple reassurance both for them and their families."
Cr Kidd said during the pandemic the council has received a number of calls from families of elderly residents asking if they can receive Meals on Wheels for the first time.
For more information about Meals on Wheels phone the council's Choices at Home office on 6393 8970.
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