Amidst the celebrations we also bid farewell to the founder of Meals on Wheels, Dr Denis Baird. One man’s vision became the hope of many…
Dr Baird attending the 50th Celebration of Meals on Wheels at the historic event hosted July 2014 in East London, Eastern Cape. (Dr Baird and the three MOWCS SA Directors)
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of the Founder and Honorary Patron of Meals on Wheels Community Services, Dr. Denis Baird.
Dr. Baird founded Meals on Wheels Community Services on the 16th of July 1964, serving 16 meals with just 1 vehicle to the community of Duncanville in East London. Through his vision of taking care of the hungry of South Africa, the organization has grown to 210 branches, 450 Service Points a fleet of 280 Vehicles touching the lives of over 2 million people on a monthly basis.
He will be missed by all of us here at Meals on Wheels Community Services especially the calls of encouragement he would make and the concern that he always showed for the work of this programme that he started 52 years ago.
Our sincerest condolences to his wife Bridget and the rest of his family. What he started so many years ago is still touching the lives of so many and will continue to make a difference in the lives of millions for years to come.
We will miss him, Rest in Peace Dr Baird.
Meals on Wheels 2016 in a Snapshot