Having paused all accommodation bookings, RACV is using its Club and Resort kitchens instead to produce nutritious meals for elderly Members and those in need.
RACV staff are delivering meals across the state via two outstanding programs in decommissioned road-side safety vans modified for catering.
SUPPORTING MANY CHARITIES
RACV City Club leads the inner city response with the Goods Assist Emergency Service donating more than 10,000 meals since its April launch.
Executive Chef Jason Camillo co-ordinates the kitchen teams at the RACV City Club site.
More than eight charitable partners have helped RACV reach a community cross-section comprising homeless, disabled, disadvantaged, elderly, and culturally and linguistically diverse Victorians.
With Sacred Heart Mission, Concern Australia, Australian Multicultural Services and Melbourne City Mission just some of the partners involved.
REGIONAL RACV RESORTS PRODUCING LOW-COST MEALS FOR ELDERY MEMBERS
Meanwhile, at some of our favourite RACV Resorts, kitchen staff are providing elderly RACV Members access to low-cost, restaurant-quality meals.
Members aged 75 years or older within 15 kilometres of participating resorts qualify for the Food@Home service that delivers nutritious meals for nominal fees.
“We are fortunate we have some wonderful chefs and some kitchens around the company,” explains Neil Taylor, RACV MD & CEO.
“We are turning these over to production for food to be supplied to those in need.”
GIFT CARDS EXTENDED
For travellers unable to book camping or holiday accommodation amid COVID-19-induced closures, RACV is extending gift cards due to expire in 2020 by 12 months.
To qualify, guests needed to have activated their cards prior to November 2019. RACV asks guests email firstname.lastname@example.org to enact the extension.
“We apologise to impacted Members and guests over this period,” writes RACV.
“As you’ll appreciate, these measures are all aimed at ensuring we continue to put Member and guest health and safety at the forefront of everything we do and we’ll continue to review advice from the Australian Government and announce reopening dates once we’re able to.”