Christmas and New Year Food Services 2022-23

View the Christmas and New Year Food Services 2022-23 list and opening hours.
Please note: this information was sourced directly from services by Community Northern Beaches, may not be exhaustive and current as at 12 December 2022.

Community food

There are many services that can assist to provide meal delivery or drop-in, low cost food and shopping help for those in need. For detailed information about Northern Beaches community services, organisations and groups refer to Council's Community Directory.

Community food services list

View a list of services in day order.

Low cost home meal delivery

Meals on Wheels (Manly area) – 8495 5010
Monday to Friday
Council provides a Meals on Wheels service delivering hot, cold and frozen meals to people who live within the perimeters of Manly, Seaforth and Curl Curl. Those eligible are those aged 65 years or over, or aged 50 years or over and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

Benevolent Society Meals on Wheels- 1800 236 762
Monday to Friday
Hot and frozen home delivered meals to those areas on the Northern Beaches not serviced by the Council service. Those eligible are the frail/aged, have a disability, or care for someone who is frail/aged or has a disability.

Free takeaway meals

St Matthews Church, Manly – 9977 6249
Mondays, 5-6pm
Street Side Medics also attend this venue at this time

Northside Manly Salvos - Salvation Army Soup Kitchen - 9977 1304
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am-12pm

The Community Pantry Northern Beaches - 9971 1048
Wednesdays, 5-6pm
The "Narrabeen Sharks" Clubhouse, Corner Pittwater Rd and Lake Parade, North Narrabeen

Street Mission Cafe Dee Why - 9971 8694
Wednesdays, 6.45-7.30pm
St John's Church, Oaks Ave, Dee Why

Street Mission Cafe Balgowlah - 9907 9999
Saturdays, 6.30-7pm
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Balgowlah

Manly Uniting Church - 8021 9229
Thursdays 4-5pm
Neighbourhood Meals (Emergency Relief) - call and place your order before midday Tuesday. Prepared by The Manly Club, meal options include Chicken and Spinach Pasta, Fish Curry or Roast Veg with Tomato or Curry Sauce (in take away containers ready to be heated up). 

C3Cares – 9972 8688
Thursdays, 5-6pm
Dee Why Surf Club car park 
Take away food hampers are also available. To request a hamper, email

One Meal Northern Beaches - 0409 302 717
Sundays, 5-6.30pm Gilbert Park, Manly
Thursdays from 3.30-5.30pm at Beverley Job Park, Narraweena
A hot food mobile service also operates for rough sleepers on Tuesday nights from Narrabeen to Manly and Frenchs Forest.

Community Northern Beaches - 9977 1066
Weekdays, 10am-3pm. Closed Public Holidays
Tea, coffee and snacks (not meals)

Free and low cost groceries

Community Northern Beaches - 9977 1066
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm.  Closed Public Holidays
Non-perishable food items and limited household items

Grace City Church Community Food Care - 9971 0222
Wednesdays, 10am-1pm
Groceries and food supplies for those on low incomes

Salabrinian - The Bag Project
Thursdays, 11am-12pm
Offers the opportunity for migrants to attain groceries and assistance. Must be registered at their website.

The Link Community Care - 9999 0475
By appointment Tuesday to Friday or Thursday 6.30pm-8pm
Offers low-cost groceries and food supplies for those on low incomes. Clients must be registered with Centrelink (during the current Sydney lockdown (2021) this can be assessed case by case). 

A drive through hamper service is available for $10 (Centrelink not required) which includes a bag of staple groceries and two freshly made meals (sponsored by Pittwater RSL).
6/3 Vuko Place, Warriewood
Tuesday-Friday 10am-2pm

A mobile food care pop up service is now also operating at: 
Cromer Community Centre Car Park, 150 Fisher Road North, Cromer
Friday: 11:30am-12:00pm
Narraweena Community Centre, 74 Oceana St, Narraweena
Friday: 12:30pm-1:00pm

St Vincent de Paul - 13 18 12
Mon-Fri: 9:00am-4:30pm
Vinnies Support Centre Northern Beaches can provide food assistance or vouchers for those in need

Food donations

Organisations and community services currently looking for food donations.

Community Co-op Northern Beaches
Accepting canned food and non-perishable donations. Please visit the Facebook Page for information regarding drop off locations.

Grace City Church Community Foodcare - 9971 0222
Accepting canned and non perishable food donations. Donation drop off accepted Tuesdays 9am-2pm or Wednesdays 8:30am-1pm.
Service location 902 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.

Street Mission Cafe
Accepting canned and non perishable food donations, as well as some perishables that have a reasonable shelf life (e.g. would accept bread but not milk). Donations to go out at weekly Wednesday and Saturday evening cafes. For information regarding dropping off a donation please contact Street Mission via their Facebook Page (private message), or email

Assistance with shopping

MWP Care (formerly MWP Community Aid) - 9913 3244
Offers shop by list or escorted shopping for older residents (65+). Transport for medical appointments also available.

CCNB - Stay Well Stay Connected
A local response to the global pandemic. Day to day business will continue as usual but CCNB staff and volunteers will discontinue home visits for the safety of our clients and those in the community. Please call CCNB on 1300 002 262 for any enquiries or Email