Community meals and food relief

Support services are available to help the community access food and groceries. These services aim to address immediate needs and ensure that Maroondah residents have access to the necessary resources for their well-being.

Community meals


  • Croydon North Uniting Church
    Meal time: Tuesdays at 12pm
    Location: 387A Maroondah Highway, Croydon North
    Phone: 0419 260 158
  • Ringwood Church of Christ
    Meal time: Thursdays from 12pm to 1pm
    Location: Ringwood Church of Christ, 13 Bedford Road, Ringwood


  • Mooroolbark Baptist Church
    Meal time: Mondays at 5pm (including public holidays)
    Location: Mooroolbark Baptist Church 153-157 Hull Rd, Croydon
  • The Dining Room Mission
    Meal time: Tuesdays at 5pm
    Location: St John The Devine Anglican Church, Toorak Avenue, Croydon
  • Winter Shelter
    Meal time: Wednesdays at 5.15pm
    Location: St John The Devine Anglican Church, Toorak Avenue, Croydon 
  • Winter Shelter
    Meal time: Fridays at 5.15pm
    Location: Urban Life, 149 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood
  • The Kiosk - Croydon Soup Kitchen
    Meal times: Saturdays from 5pm to 6.30pm
    Location: Keystone Hall, 9 Civic Square, Croydon

Emergency food relief

Maroondah emergency relief agencies currently operating:

  • Eastern Food Rescue
    Day markets: Monday to Sunday, 11.30am
    Night markets: Varied days
    Location: 49 - 53 Wantirna Road, Ringwood (outside Salvation Army)
  • Helping Hand
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 11.30am. Food pantry 11am - 11.45am
    Fresh fruit and vegetables available on Wednesdays from 9.30am to 10.30am. BYO bags.
    Location: 5a Mount View Street, Croydon
    Phone: 9725 1115
  • Hope City Mission
    Opening hours: Wednesday and Thursday
    Location: 51 Lusher Road, Croydon
    Phone: 1800 865 299
    Appointments required. Please phone to arrange.
  • North Ringwood Care
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 10am to 1pm
    Location: 14 Dickson Crescent, North Ringwood
    Phone: 9876 5625
  • Salvation Army 
    All people requiring emergency relief will need to call first.
    Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am to 4pm
    Location: 49-53 Wantirna Road, Ringwood
    Phone: 8873 5288
    Services: Doorways for card collection, support, coffee and conversation
  • St Vincent de Paul
    Home visiting service
    Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    Phone: 1800 305 330
  • Truth and Liberation (TLC)
    Opening hours: Monday and Tuesday, 1pm to 3pm
    Location: 265 Canterbury Road, Bayswater North
    Phone: 9729 6555

Meal on Wheels

Maroondah City Council provides a Meals on Wheels program which delivers nutritious meals to people who may be nutritionally at risk, have difficulty preparing meals or are socially isolated.

For more information and to find out if you are eligible for this service, visit Meals on Wheels.