MANY of the city's senior residents will be treated to dinner for the next few Christmas' through the help of the community.
South Wagga Apex Club have raised enough funds to host dinner once a year for 70 senior residents for the next four years.
The elderly residents are those receiving Meals on Wheels, which is all about giving back their independence.
Event organiser Josh Paul said it is rewarding for his team to spend a night with these residents who might not have family or many companions nearby.
"It's one of our most rewarding services, just because of the amount of joy and happiness we get from sitting down with them," Mr Paul said.
"We get to sit with about 70 elderly people and listen to all their stories and see the happiness that it brings them.
"Many don't have family in town or companions, so for us to take a bit of time out of our and day and night to sit down with them and have a chat is really rewarding."
About 70 residents were taken to dinner at The Rules Club this evening through funds that were raised.
"It's a big step and the reason why we've been able to do it, is because of the community really getting behind us and being able to raise so much money," Mr Paul said.
"We take them out once a year as part of our Christmas dinner and it's something they look forward to all year."
Bill Pascall was picked up by Mr Paul, along with some other Settler's Village residents, this evening.
Mr Pascall has been living in Estella since 2005 and has been receiving Meals on Wheels for 12 years.
"It was lovely last year and very good ... I am looking very much forward to it," he said.
"[I love] getting picked up and having a talk and talking to the ones that get their Meals on Wheels.
"I go and buy 20 meals and bring them home ... it gives us independence."