Over 1,000,000 meals delivered


Over 30,000 meals a year


Over 250 monthly recipients


94% of meals recipients qualify for subsidies


Additional meal subsidies for Holocaust Survivors


Cost of meal subsidies for one person: $120/week, $520/month, or $6,200/year


We have a responsibility to our aged and to the vulnerable in our community and Kosher Meals on Wheels has been meeting a 300% increase in demand from both these demographics during the COVID-19 crisis. The program remains particularly important during this time of isolation. This program seeks to assist those in need of a healthy meal, by subsidising the cost, to ensure meals are received by those who are experiencing hardship.

The Kosher Meals on Wheels service is available to members of the Jewish Community who need ready-to-eat meals as a short-term stopgap or for an extended period of time. Recipients are assessed on a needs basis and include the frail and aged as well as younger people with a disability, those experiencing injury or illness, or needing help on compassionate grounds such as bereavement or a change in personal circumstances.

Fresh meals are delivered in Sydney’s eastern suburbs three times per week and frozen once a week to the northern suburbs and outlying areas, to cover main meals for the whole week. In 2019 deliveries also began including fresh fruits and vegetables at no extra charge to recipients.

COA’s Kosher Meals on Wheels program delivers more than just a meal, with delivery volunteers also providing connections, opportunities, and activities in the form of social support, friendship, and a regular check-in.

Demand for Kosher Meals on Wheels increased by 13% in 2019, a trend that is forecast to continue, with 30% of Australia’s population expected to be over the age of 65 by 2030.  With over 60% of seniors suffering from malnutrition and over 35% of Australian seniors living below the poverty line, the need for COA’s Kosher Meals on Wheels service is critical for our community’s legacy. Your donations will allow them to continue to provide the critical services that many of our aged community depend on.

COA Sydney Incorporated

COA Sydney delivers services to the frail, aged, and those with disability, allowing them to stay in their own homes for as long as practicable. COA works with a minimum of paid staff; a large group of dedicated volunteers help provide essential daily services. COA’s volunteer to staff ratio of 10:1 is one of the best in the not-for-profit sector.

Since its inception, COA has responded to many thousands of requests for assistance from doctors, social workers, hospitals, family members, and seniors – seeking to improve lives and maintain engagement with community.

COA services include Sydney’s only delivered Kosher Meals on Wheels service, an activity centre with a full program of activities from Sunday to Friday, referrals for personal care and to community organisations for ongoing help, and transportation to and from the activities centre for members.

Other programs offered by this provider

Social support ad community outreach services (including seniors’ social outings, phone monitoring, hospital and home visiting schemes, and candle lighting at non-denominational nursing homes).

Home Support Services – organising a range of home support services to ensure the comfort of members.

Case management and assessment services are provided free of charge to members to help navigate through the maze of aged care.

The COA activities centre provides a range of small and large group activities.

Founding Year

1982

Joined JCA

2009

President

Justice Francis Marks

Honorary Life President

Zelda Feigen OAM

CEO

Rachel Tanny

Program Partnership

The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany.
Partnership with OzHarvest.
Hannah Meyer Project supported by Jewish House and JEMS.
Membership with FoodBank NSW.
Activities and special events programs partner with a variety of organisations across the Jewish community, including JNF, WIZO, JewishCare, Kesser Torah, and many others.