COVID-19 Update food support services

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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. Last updated 19 January 2021.

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 is currently delivering groceries and pharmacy however 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. It is likely more formal partnerships will evolve in-line with community issues and risks. 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

Recently launched the We Eat Local App which provides 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. Also produce a range of resources

which make it easier for Tasmanians to make decisions about what’s good to eat – Our 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

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

Pathway to Life

Devonport

0417 144 480

 

Emergency food relief

Food parcels

RACT

State-wide

0409 420 104

 

Logistical support

Currently supporting Red Cross in the north, they have four vehicles in the north and have spare capacity

in the afternoons in the north to assist.

Salvation Army Devonport Doorways

Devonport

64249211

0427 825 251

Emergency food relief

Food parcels

Food vouchers

School Canteen Association

Statewide

62238023

0418 605 813

Emergency food relief

Schools producing meals for distribution to communities. Please contact Schools Canteen as to whether a school is operating in this area as this is constantly evolving

St Vincent de Paul

Statewide

62344244

 

Emergency food relief

Dining with friends Food parcels

Food vouchers

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.

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 

Related Information

C-19 Emergency Food Relief Services - North West Tasmania

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.