ANOTHER 200 elderly residents will soon get the chance to eat tasty food cooked and delivered to their homes in Blacktown.
Holy Family Services (HFS) at Marayong is planning to do this after being awarded the highest rating for food safety, knowledge and quality, and as a dedicated care provider by the NSW Food Authority late last year.
HFS is now doing a feasibility study to determine the best way to provide such a service to the community.
It received a perfect score and was ranked among the top five food service providers in NSW in an audit. The rating also guarantees its accreditation in food service for the next three years.
Its kitchen staff of about 20, who prepare about 500 meals a day for about 150 elderly residents at Marayong, plan to cook and deliver food for about 200 residents within 12 months.
Kevin Rocks, the chief executive, said their menu meals would taste great and meet the highest nutrition and health standards.
He said HFS said the Australian Polish Welfare Association was a potential partner for this venture.
"We are conscious more support is needed for ageing residents in our area and [would] like to share our skills with the community to ensure that all aged residents have access to quality and delicious food in their own homes," he said.
"The audit reviewed the practices, skills and knowledge of all kitchen staff, along with standards for managing temperature control and handling potentially hazardous foods."