Friday, March 25th, 2011
Inline with The Australian Women’s History Forum celebration of March as Women’s History Month, Meals on Wheels SA has launched a blog dedicated to their Founder Doris Taylor MBE.

Meals on Wheels SA want to use the blog, The Doris Taylor Story (, as way for the public to not only learn more about their Founder but to share their own stories and memories of Doris who was a remarkable woman.

Through her own disability, Doris inspired others and ultimately led to her founding Meals on Wheels in South Australa. Her personal understanding and awareness of the need for those who are housebound to maintain their independence was the inspiration behind her Meals on Wheels concept.

As a result of Doris Taylor’s courage, persistence and relentless lobbying of politicians, Meals on Wheels SA was incorporated in December 1953. Her vision evolved into an organisation that has since been copied in various forms throughout Australia and in many places overseas. Today Meals on Wheels SA has some 10,000 volunteers, more than 5,000 clients, and 100 branches (including 40 kitchens) throughout South Australia.

Arthur Daly, who worked for Doris Taylor at Meals on Wheels wrote in a tribute that she was one of the great Australians of this century. He added, “The world is a better place because she lived in it” (Unsung Heroes and Heroines, Rosemary Neill).

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Meals on Wheels SA

Meals on Wheels is helping more than 5,000 South Australians - elderly and housebound, those with a disability and carers live independently in their own home through the provision of delivered meals - prepared, cooked and delivered by volunteers.
Rick Carter
P: 0412813870


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