Griffith's Meals On Wheels will be adding more long-life items to their hampers after receiving a funding boost from the Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti.
The organisation has been returning to regular service in recent weeks, with their Hampers of Hope program looking to re-expand to five days a week once they are able to.
Alongside the plan to return to regular service, the organisation has been given $2500 from the Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti to help with the program.
Meals On Wheels project coordinator Tennille Valensisi said the funds will predominately be used on items with a longer shelf-life compared to regular items of fresh fruit and vegetables - with the boost estimated to fund 200 hampers.
"We've seen a demand in the hampers," Ms Valensisi said.
"It will go towards purchasing shelf life stuff to go into our hampers, things like long life milk, your tea, your coffee ... pantry items to complement the fresh fruit and veggies.
"It will be a huge help to give them those items because they last longer too ... if you've got your long life milk, your tinned goods - that extends the life of the hamper."
Ms Valensisi said the organisation has had a boost in support from local community groups and services - including the city's police and schools - to ensure no food being brought into the program does not go to waste.
"They're identifying people in the community as well," Ms Valensisi said.
"Anything that we give them [schools], if they can't use it in the breakfast program, they will have staff stand at the gate and just hand it out to people as they come and go.
"Just a loaf of bread sometimes helps a needy family."
Rotary Club of Griffith Avanti president Vicki Stonestreet said the donation forms part of the club's major donations for the financial year, which follows on from a $10,000 donation the club made to the city's womens refuge.
"With Covid, the way things are going at the moment we are very thrilled we can be of assistance to people in the community," Ms Stonestreet said.
"The whole club works for this - to give ... we're pleased to give and happy that it's going to go to needy people."
The donation is another boost to the program after the organisation was also named as one of the finalists in the state's Environmental Citizen of the Year award, which highlights outstanding programs within the state for their contribution to waste reduction and local environmental initiatives.
Meals On Wheels claimed two awards at this year's Australia Day Awards for Griffith, with the organisation claiming the Community Project of the Year and the Environmental Citizen of the Year awards for their Hampers of Hope program.
Ms Valensisi said the organisation is currently on the lookout for younger volunteers to help with the program, with anyone interested in taking part encouraged to contact Griffith Meals on Wheels at 6962 997.