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 6 January 2022.

Food services during COVID-19

OrganisationLocationPhone 1Phone 2Service detailsNotes
Child and Family Centre East DevonportEast Devonport647843370408 997 413Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Community Corrections DevonportDevonport64784342 Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Community Transport Services TasmaniaStatewide62088500 Logistical supportCTST 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 HeathDevonport64784370 Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Devonport Anglican ChurchDevonport642464200488 473 973Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Devonport Chaplaincy Inc.Devonport642075750413 694 465Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Devonport Community HouseDevonport6424 7060 Emergency food reliefFood hub
Free fruit, vegetables and bread Operates daily
Devonport Presbyterian ChurchDevonport0415 917 121 Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Devonport RSL ClubDevonport62422673 Emergency food reliefHousehold hampers (ready to eat meals, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables)
East Devonport Community HouseEast Devonport642799850438 670 260Emergency food reliefFood 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 TasState-wide0425 723 409 Health promotionWe 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 CareDevonport64241636 Emergency food reliefDelivery of food parcels and ready to eat meals
Grans VanDevonport0408 310 462 Emergency food reliefOperates Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Sunday in both Devonport and East Devonport
Heaven’s KitchenDevonport0439 198 099 Emergency food reliefMeals are being delivered to community members
Hope Christian Church SpreytonSpreyton0459 999 229 Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Hope ‘n’ St Pauls KitchenDevonport0413 694 465 Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Meals on wheelsDevonport0419 543 962 Food supportDeliver 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 – NWDevonport LGA Kentish LGA Latrobe LGA64248883 Emergency food reliefStaff using a tablet to place click and collect orders for clients Pick up and deliver 4 days per week
My Aged CareDevonport1800 200 422 Logistical supportMay 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 LifeDevonport0417 144 480 Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Salvation Army Devonport DoorwaysDevonport642492110427 825 251Emergency food reliefFood parcels
Food vouchers
St Vincent de PaulStatewide62344244 Emergency food relief and logistical supportDining 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 TasmaniaState-wide62315550 Volunteer supportIs 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.

Related Information

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