Delivered meals are available to people who have difficulty accessing nutritious meals regularly at home and who may benefit from regular contact with Council personnel. There may be many reasons why you are no longer preparing meals at home. Kingston Council has two dedicated kitchens located in Moorabbin and Bonbeach which deliver healthy, delicious meals directly to your door to support residents living within the City of Kingston remain independent and in their home.
Looking after your wellbeing is our priority. A vitally important aspect of our delivered meals service is the support you will receive in the event you are not home as expected. Any time a knock at the door goes unanswered when meals are delivered as planned, our dedicated team follow this up with a phone call to your nominated contact person to ensure you are safe.
What's on the menu?
Our menus are carefully developed to provide you with a choice of nutritious, delicious meals. Each day of the week you can select from a choice of five main meals including a cold salad and a vegetarian option each day. There’s also four deserts available and a fresh juice. Sandwiches and soup are available as optional extras, with soup being provided free of charge during the winter months.
In most cases, special dietary requirements and allergies can be accommodated. To meet your dietary needs, correspondence from your dietitian and/or GP is requested and retained on file for future reference. If you have any additional dietary requirements influenced by your cultural and/or religious beliefs please raise them with the kitchen supervisor. Whenever possible we will endeavour to provide you with a suitable meal.
When are meals delivered?
All meals are delivered Monday to Friday and include your Saturday and Sunday meal choices. You will need to be home to receive your meal which will be delivered between 10:00am and midday by a trained volunteer. You can be confident that all meals (hot or cold) have been prepared, stored and transported in accordance with current food safety guidelines, with our qualified staff following all relevant procedures.
Am I eligible?
Delivered meals are available to people who have difficulty accessing nutritious meals at home on a regular basis. The Delivered Meals service provides nutritional meals to eligible City of Kingston residents who would benefit from improved nutrition and/or regular monitoring during the delivery process.
Is there a fee?
A client contribution (fee) is charged for each meal package which includes a main meal, dessert and juice. Sandwiches and soup are optional extras. A monthly account will be sent to you or your nominated financial representative. Direct debit payment options are available.
Looking to volunteer?
Our delivered meals program is only able to operate thanks to the many generous volunteers who donate their time. If volunteering in the Aged and Disability Services is something of interest to you, please contact 1300 819 200 or visit our volunteering page to register.
For more information or find out if you are eligible for Delivered Meals please call 1300 819 200