Meals on Wheels
Meals are home delivered for people who may be nutritionally at risk, have difficulty preparing meals or are socially isolated. An added benefit of delivered meals is the regular face to face contact with the volunteers who deliver the fresh or frozen meal/s, from Monday to Friday. Meals are delivered at approximately the same time each day between 10.30am to 1.30pm
Council’s own Karralyka kitchen staff prepare all meals to a very high standard. The seasonal menu offers 4 main meal choices daily and includes soup, main meal and dessert. Some special diets can be catered for.
The following dietary requirements can be catered for:
- Food allergies and intolerances such as lactose or dairy free, fish and shellfish allergies, nut free and gluten free, fructose, and FODMAP (we can accommodate any allergy request).
- Special dietary requirements: Diabetic, vegetarian, vegans Food texturing: Vitamised, large dice, minced.
- Religious reasons: Halal.
Find out how to access this service
Meals on Wheels menu(PDF, 286KB)
Bringing Meals on Wheels to life
Watch our video and see how a range of Council employees and community volunteers bring this vital service to life.
Become a volunteer
Council can help you make a rewarding and valuable contribution to the Maroondah community. Volunteering offers lots of benefits to both you and the community.
We offer volunteering opportunities across all service areas and currently have over 400 volunteers involved in different areas throughout Council. It doesn’t matter if you can spare only a few hours a month, or if you are able to volunteer each week, all offers of assistance are very welcome.
"The staff at Kerrabee are welcoming, very pleasant and fun. Also, we do a lot of different things and my family said that it is the best thing that has happened to me."
“All of whom I have had contact with in Meals on Wheels team have been courteous, friendly & helpful."
Maroondah City Council is committed to being an age-friendly municipality. We have a number of programs and services to meet the needs of our ageing population.
Good Food for Me program
This program is aimed at helping people to have up-to-date evidence-based knowledge to make nutritious and budget-friendly food choices to maintain and lead a healthy lifestyle. The program is facilitated by an occupational therapist with input from an accredited nutritionist/dietitian.
If you have any questions about Commonwealth Home Support Program, My Aged Care or Maroondah Council’s services and how to access them, call our Aged and Disability Services team on 9294 5729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To communicate with us in a language other than English, call our interpreter service on 131 450.
National Relay Service
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, contact us through the National Relay Service and give the Maroondah City Council number you want to call.