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. Last updated 6 January 2022.
Food services during COVID-19
|Organisation||Location||Phone 1||Phone 2||Service details||Notes|
|Child and Family Centre East Devonport||East Devonport||64784337||0408 997 413||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Community Corrections Devonport||Devonport||64784342||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Community Transport Services Tasmania||Statewide||62088500||Logistical support||CTST delivers groceries and pharmacy items and also has capacity to deliver meals and other essential items. CTST has informal partner organisations, but no specific nor formal partnerships arrangement in-place for the COVID period. CTST has a ‘network partnership’ as a member of the HACC & CHSP Provider Network. Can be contacted by other services needing deliveries/transport.|
|Devonport Adult Community Mental Heath||Devonport||64784370||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Devonport Anglican Church||Devonport||64246420||0488 473 973||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Devonport Chaplaincy Inc.||Devonport||64207575||0413 694 465||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Devonport Community House||Devonport||6424 7060||Emergency food relief||Food hub|
Free fruit, vegetables and bread Operates daily
|Devonport Presbyterian Church||Devonport||0415 917 121||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Devonport RSL Club||Devonport||62422673||Emergency food relief||Household hampers (ready to eat meals, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables)|
|East Devonport Community House||East Devonport||64279985||0438 670 260||Emergency food relief||Food shed – shop with free fresh produce and bread|
Mobile food van – delivering free fresh produce and bread
Community meals, frozen meals
Crisis hampers and emergency food
|Eat Well Tas||State-wide||0425 723 409||Health promotion||We Eat Local App providing Tasmanians with a central place to find: retailers and producers who are offering a range of options to buy food to cook at home click and collect, home delivery and in store – to support social distancing during COVID19. |
Eat Well Tas also produce a range of resources which make it easier for Tasmanians to make decisions about what’s good to eat – What’s in Season
Guides, VegitUp and GetFruity tips
|Gateway Community Care||Devonport||64241636||Emergency food relief||Delivery of food parcels and ready to eat meals|
|Grans Van||Devonport||0408 310 462||Emergency food relief||Operates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday in both Devonport and East Devonport|
|Heaven’s Kitchen||Devonport||0439 198 099||Emergency food relief||Meals are being delivered to community members|
|Hope Christian Church Spreyton||Spreyton||0459 999 229||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Hope ‘n’ St Pauls Kitchen||Devonport||0413 694 465||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Meals on wheels||Devonport||0419 543 962||Food support||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.|
|Mersey Community Care – NW||Devonport LGA Kentish LGA Latrobe LGA||64248883||Emergency food relief||Staff using a tablet to place click and collect orders for clients Pick up and deliver 4 days per week|
|My Aged Care||Devonport||1800 200 422||Logistical support||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.|
|Pathway to Life||Devonport||0417 144 480||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|Salvation Army Devonport Doorways||Devonport||64249211||0427 825 251||Emergency food relief||Food parcels|
|St Vincent de Paul||Statewide||62344244||Emergency food relief and logistical support||Dining with friends Food parcels|
Can also place online orders for clients who can afford to pay and have a credit card but are unable to use the internet and/or drive to collect outside of delivery areas.
|Volunteering Tasmania||State-wide||62315550||Volunteer support||Is your organisation receiving expressions of interest from people wanting to volunteer to help with the current emergencies around the state?|
With the current situations, your team might not have the capacity to manage enquiries from the public wanting to volunteer.
Invite people to register on EV CREW via emergencyvolunteering.com.au. Their skills, location and availability will be recorded, and they’ll be contacted if and when their help is needed.
When your organisation is ready and you know what help you need, we may be able to source additional volunteers for you.
If you would like to provide further information on behalf of an Organisation please send details to:
Community Services [email protected]
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.