You can get help with meals or essential groceries from the following services and locations:

  • Meals on Wheels - available for people aged over 65, at a low cost over 6 weeks. Find out more on our Food services page.
  • MECWACare provides meals and shopping support for people under 65 living with a disability. Find out more on the MECWACar website.
  • Camcare provides distribution of food parcels for registered clients on Thursdays, and walk-ins Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm. Find out more on the Camcare website.
  • The Salvation Army Camberwell provides take away meals and emergency relief products such as non-perishable groceries and toiletries. Please call (03) 9889 2468 to arrange an appointment. Find out more on the Salvation Army Camberwell website.
  • Boroondara Community Outreach provides take away meals and emergency relief products such as non-perishable groceries and toiletries. Find out more on the Boroondara Community Outreach website.
  • Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre provides take away meals and delivery service. Find out more on the Kew Neighbourhood Learning Centre website.
  • Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre provides food packages, which can be delivered to vulnerable community members. Find out more on the Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre website.

Help with shopping

Local community centres offer help with shopping, including:

Prescriptions

Many pharmacies offer a free medicine delivery service through Australia Post. Contact your local pharmacy to find out if they offer this service.

Help at Hand

We have put together a directory to help support people experiencing or at risk of homelessness. The directory provides information about free and accessible services.

Download Homelessness Food and Support Guide 2022


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