COVID-19 Update food support services

They way local food support services operate has changed as a result of COVID-19. 

Devonport City Council have compiled the below list of available services. This is an evolving situation and is subject to change.

Food services during COVID-19

Reece High School Kitchen
Pre-prepared meals for those in need within the community. Please send an email advising how many meals are required and the address. The meal will be left on the doorstep. reece.high@education.tas.gov.au

Meals on Wheels
Deliver nutritious cook/chilled meals to the door 5 days a week.  Most clients are over 65s, yet deliver to under 65s with a health issue or disability.
Phone: 0419 543 962

My Aged Care
May be able to provide a support worker to food shop for you. If you are or know someone that is 65 years or older (50 years or older for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people), you may be eligible for additional aged care services, the usual assessment period has been relaxed. Contact My Aged Care contact centre on 1800 200 422 (Freecall*).

Hours of operation: 

  • Monday to Friday: 8am – 8pm
  • Saturdays: 10am – 2pm
  • Closed on Sundays and national public holidays.

Community Transport Services Tasmania Inc.
CTST is a state-wide community based not-for-profit organisation that provides affordable door-to-door community transport for the over 65s, and people with a disability.

Ensuring vulnerable Tasmanians can continue to receive groceries and essential items, as well as access essential transport where required, is vital. This is why CTST has now extended our current service to include transport of clients to essential medical appointments, plus the option of delivery of essential supplies such as groceries and pharmacy items where delivery is not available. Delivery services are free to eligible clients.

For further information email: met@ctst.org.au or call 1800 781 033.

St Vincent de Paul Society
Providing a support with online grocery ordering. Ph: 6435 2323 

If you would like to provide further information on behalf of an Organisation please send details to:

Nikita Hillier | Community Development & Recreation Officer

council@devonport.tas.gov.au

For the latest information refer to the Department of Health Website, and the National Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080 is available for anyone requiring further information.

More information on on the Council website can be found here. 

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