One Wagga catering company has been providing free meals as a way to share a little kindness during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lamotte's Catering has been supplying meals to healthcare workers and other people in need, including a delivery to the guests at Lilier Lodge on Thursday.
Lamotte's manager Frances Ward said her family's business had shifted to home deliveries after coronavirus saw their restaurant close and events work dry up.
"With everything that's happened we just decided to do a delivery service of meals ... It's providing meals to people's doors so they can put it in the microwave or in the freezer so they're all stocked up," Mrs Ward said.
"From that I put up a post to give back to the community and got people to nominate people they thought that were deserving of a meal package from us."
Mrs Ward, whose parents opened Lamotte's in Wagga 40 years ago, has already provided more than a dozen meal packages with the help of community donations.
She decided to give some meals to the guests at Lilier Lodge, who are in Wagga for cancer treatment.
"I thought that would be perfect I'll just send some nice fresh meals down to them so they don't have to worry about food after they've had their treatment," she said.
Lilier Lodge manager Margaret Dalmau said the meal packages were "very welcome".
She has about 18 vulnerable guests who have been in total lockdown during the coronvirus with no visits from family or volunteers.
"It saves them having to go out and go down the street, so it's keeping them safe by having meals delivered. and saving them money as well," Ms Dalmau said.
"It is much appreciated by us and our guests here ... It's really great."
Mrs Ward, who runs the business in partnership with her sister Kellie, said Lamotte's food was "a bit of everything".
She has been encouraging people who receive meals to consider "paying it forward" if they can.
Wagga anaesthetist Megan Farrell received a surprised pack of meals for her and her family from a friend, local GP Trudi Beck.
Dr Farrell then donated kids food packs to six of her friends in her mother groups.
"It's really nice to realise that someone's thinking of you," she said.
"And a lot of our businesses, particularly in the food industry are really under the pump at the moment and supporting them in any way we can is really important."