Low cost home meal delivery

Meals on Wheels (Manly area) – 8495 5010
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.

Meals on Wheels, Benevolent Society - 1800 236 762
Benevolent Society provide 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
St Matthews Church Mondays, 5-6pm.
Street Side Medics also attend this venue at this time.

Salvation Army Soup Kitchen - 9977 1304
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am-12pm.

The Community Pantry - 9971 1048
The Community Pantry Northern Beaches
Wednesdays, 5-6pm.

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

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

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

One Meal - 0409 302 717
One Meal Northern Beaches
Sundays, 5-6.30pm at 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
Community Northern Beaches offer tea, coffee and snacks (not meals)
Weekdays, 10am-3pm. Closed Public Holidays.


Free and low cost groceries

Community Northern Beaches - 9977 1066
Community Northern Beaches have available fresh food and groceries
Wednesdays, 11am-12pm.  Closed Public Holidays.

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

St Vincent de Paul - 13 18 12
Vinnies have food parcels for those in need.

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

The Link Community Care - 9999 0475
The Link Community Care 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). By appointment Tuesday to Friday or Thursday 6.30pm-8pm.

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

Food donations

Organisations and community services currently looking for food donations.

Community Co-op Northern Beaches
Community Co-op Northern Beaches are 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
Grace City Church Community Foodcare are 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
Street Mission Cafe are 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
MWP Care offers shop by list or escorted shopping for older residents (65+). Transport for medical appointments also available.

CCNB Stay Well Stay Connected program
Stay Well Stay Connected is CCNB'S 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



For detailed information about Northern Beaches community services, organisations and groups refer to Council's Community Directory.