Food relief

COVID-19 UPDATE (last updated: 14 May 2021)

Emergency relief packs

If you are experiencing hardship directly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a care or a food package from the Victorian Government.

Call the Victorian Government 24 hour COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.

For more Victorian Government information visit: Department of Health and Human Services

Community Connector Merri-bek

Moreland Council has a dedicated phone line and email address for residents to contact if they need support as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic

Call 8311 4140 from Monday to Friday between 9am to 5pm.


Community Newsletter

If you wish to receive a Merri-bek Community Newsletter you can subscribe here via this link.

Food parcels - pantry storage foods (tinned and packet dry goods)



Salvation Army 

Service for Asylum Seekers & Refugees

12 Tinning Street Brunswick  

Phone 9384 8333 for an interview 

Open Mon, Wed and Friday

9am to 2pm 

Closed public holidays

Our Daily Bread 

Greek Church  

23 Victoria Street Coburg  


Email requests.


NorthPoint Centre Community Hub 

3 Trade Park Dr 

Tullamarine 3043 

Call 9338 1898 before collection, to ensure food is available on the day.  

Open Monday to Friday

9am to 4pm 

Community Information & Support Merri-bek 

512 Sydney Rd, Coburg 3058 


For telephone appointment call:  

9350 3737

Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs  

10am to 3pm 

Closed public holidays


Food parcels - pantry storage and fresh foods (cold storage)




St Vincent de Paul Society

Food boxes available. 

Statewide service.

Call for a phone interview.

Home visits can be arranged.

1800 305 330

Brunswick Neighbourhood House

43A De Carle Street


VIC 3056

Food Parcels: includes fruit, vegetables and bread


Call to register 

(03) 9386 9418

Pick up

2 to 3 pm


Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre

212 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Food Parcels Available


Call 9388 2459 for support between the following hours:

  • Monday 10am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 10am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 10am to 5pm
  • Thursday 10am to 5pm
  • Saturday 11am to 4pm

Vantage Point Community and Care


Vantage Point Church

Fresh food and pantry items available


9844 4465

Request a food parcel

AMURT Australia

Dried goods and fresh fruit and vegetables can be picked up from 25 Hall Street Coburg. Home delivery also an option

9384 0269

Cooked meals for collection or seated dinners




Brunswick Salvos

265 Albert Street, Brunswick

Take-Away Lunch available 12pm to 12:20pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Closed on Public Holidays  


9388 5500

Gelato Messina
in partnership with
Fare Share

136 Weston Street
Brunswick East

Pre cooked frozen meals available for collection on Thursday and Friday between 4pm to 8pm.

Meals need to be booked online via the Messina online order page.

For more information visit the Messina website

Reynard Street
Neighbourhood House

104A Reynard Street


Pre cooked frozen meals available for collection. 


12pm to 3pm


9386 7128 


to pre-book contactless pick-up

Our Daily Bread Community Dinners

At Coburg Greek Church

23-29 Victoria Street


Community meals

All welcome

Every Thursday

Start on 18th February 2021

Thursdays 4:30 - 5:30pm


Muslim Women's Council of Victoria

Coburg Town Hall

Fridays 2pm

Cooked Halal Meals  available for collection Fridays 1:30pm - 2:30pm

220 Merri-bek Road Brunswick



0481 752 964

To register or for further information

Hope Cafe Dinner

St Mark's Catholic Church

9 Lee St Fawkner 

Community meal

All welcome

Thursday evening 

6 - 7:30pm

Call 9359 3111


Moreland's Manna
Christ Church Brunswick 

8 Glenlyon Road Brunswick 
(Near the corner of Sydney and Glenlyon Road) 

Take-away, warm meals, coffee, tea, bread and light morning tea.

Thursday Lunch time
11:45am to 12:45am

Call: 0416 378 748 for more information  


Moreland Council delivered meals

Moreland Council Meals on Wheels Program is available for people in the below categories. 

Call Aged and Community Support phone number (03) 9240 2302

For people over the age of 65 years old . For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50 years old. 

For people aged 50 years old and over, who are on a low income, at risk of homelessness or homeless.  For Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 45 years old, who are on a low income, at risk of homelessness or homeless.


Emergency relief and food vouchers 




Community Information and Support Merri-bek 

512 Sydney Rd, Coburg 3058 


Food Vouchers  

Emergency Relief 


Call for a phone interview. 

9350 3737  

Mon Tues Wed and Thurs  

10am to 3pm 

Closed public holidays

The Salvation Army  


828 Sydney Road 

Coburg North


Emergency food vouchers

Salvation Army Store vouchers

Telstra phone bill assistance

Limited utility bill payments


9353 1086

Call for a phone interview. 

Mon,Tues and Friday (except for Public Holidays)

9:30am to 11:30am

St Vincent de Paul Society 

State-wide service 


Food Vouchers  

Emergency Relief 


1800 305 330



The Salvation Army Asylum Seeker & Refugee Service

12 Tinning Street 


 Food Vouchers 


9384 8333

Open Mon, Wed and Friday

9am to 2pm 

Closed public holidays

Brunswick Salvos

256 Albert Street, Brunswick

Emergency Relief


Phone Appointments only on Monday, Wednesday and Friday

Call 9388 5500 for an appointment between 9am to 12pm

Fruit and vegetable supply at reduced cost 




Fawkner Commons

Fawkner Bowling Club

2 Creedon Street, Fawkner

Low cost fresh fruit and vegetable boxes from the Community Grocer available to pre-order. Pick up or delivery Wednesdays 12pm to 4pm. Check the website for other pick-up locations 

Temporarily closed  from 16 Dec 2020. Re-opening Feb 2021.

Order through Open Food Network


Community Grocer website

CERES Joe’s Market Garden, 131 Harding Street, Coburg (enter from 34 Edna Grove) 


Offering a vegetable box pick up service from the site on  

Tuesday 3 to 6pm or Saturdays 9 to 1pm 

Open Food Network website

Hume Council Food Relief Information

If you are in the Hume Council region, information about Community Groups Providing Assistance can be found at the Hume City Council website.