AN appeal has gone out for volunteer drivers for the local Meals on Wheels.

The service operates from the Emlyn Café at Tanygroes and covers the whole of the Tivyside area.

But it is in desperate need of new drivers to help deliver up to 100-plus homecooked meals that go out the door every day, 365-days a year

For Lyn Evans and daughter Rian at the Emlyn Café, Meals on Wheels has become almost a way of life.

It was started back in 1990 by Lyn’s father Jon and Lyn and Rian now carry on what has become a family tradition.

It’s a military-like operation, stretching from North Pembrokeshire and the Cilgerran area up to Synod Inn and all points in between, including Cardigan, Aberporth, Newcastle Emlyn, Llandysul, Llangrannog and Drefach Felindre.

“We are in desperate need of new drivers,” said Lyn.

“We kept going all through lockdown when people who were on furlough were able to help,” said Lyn.

“But now many of them are going back to work, while others who were shielding during the lockdown are still not sure about coming back.

“Many people still want a traditional home-cooked meal delivered fresh every day. They don’t to get things out of a freezer and reheat it in a microwave,” added Lyn.

“I think the social aspect is also important in that they see a familiar, friendly face every day, whereas otherwise they might be on their own for days at a time if they are housebound.”

Anyone interested in acting as a volunteer driver can contact Lyn at Emlyn Café on 01239 810143.