Delivered meals

Council’s delivered meal service offers tasty and nutritious three-course meals for people who are not able to shop or prepare their own meals.

To ensure high standards of food safety and hygiene, our meals are prepared fresh daily by chefs in our kitchen, chilled, and then delivered to you. You simply heat your meal at a time that’s convenient for you using the supplied heating instructions.

With help from an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, seasonal menus are developed using seasonal ingredients that are fresh and healthy.  Menu options suit a range of taste, cultural and dietary requirements, with options for special diets such as diabetic, low fat and texture modified. Most dishes are either low gluten* or can be modified upon request.

What is included?

Each meal includes a soup, a main meal with sides of vegetables and a dessert, plus a fruit juice.

As part of our delivered meal service, staff will check in on the wellbeing and environment of the people receiving a meal.  Any concerns will be reported to their supervisors and families/next of kin as needed.


  • Meals are delivered to your home between 9.30am-2.30pm, Monday to Friday. You must be home to receive your meal and place it into refrigerated storage until you are ready to eat.
  • Meals are not delivered on weekends or public holidays but extra meals (frozen or chilled) can be delivered in advance.
  • We also offer bulk meal orders for households or centres which can be delivered or picked up from our offices.

How to request this service

To request Council's delivered meals service, you first need to make a referral.

The way to make a referral depends on your age and whether you are an existing client of a Merri-bek Aged and Disability Service.

See referral for service for further information.

*Whilst we have procedures in place to minimise the risk of cross contamination, we cannot guarantee any items as “Gluten Free” due to the presence of cereals containing gluten within our kitchen.

Looking for more information?

Contact our Aged and Community Services team on 9240 2302.