Update on COVID-19 restrictions: All face-to-face group and individual activities have been suspended until July. Urgent home visits and the Meals on Wheels program are continuing with all staff and volunteers following advice provided by the NSW Government in relation to hygiene measures and social distancing.
City of Parramatta Food Services believe that good nutrition and good company is the key to keeping our minds and bodies healthy and so the team deliver several options:
- traditional Meals on Wheels service (home delivered meals)
- innovative Let’s Dine Out restaurant option
- Social Lunch Program to help those with Dementia.
The team have engaged local restaurant partners, fully trained volunteers and quality food suppliers to ensure you receive the very best.
Our home delivered meals are prepared to meet nutritional guidelines and our restaurant partners have to meet accessibility and health standards. We currently deliver across the Local Government Area (LGA) to those who are unable to shop for or prepare their own meals. Day to day operations are carried out by our staff and home delivered meals are serviced by trained volunteers who are committed to our local community.
Should you have any further questions or wish to check if you are within our delivery area please feel free to contact us on (02) 9806 5005.
Meals on Wheels(Back to top)
Our Meals on Wheels service delivers meals to customers in their homes and is available to:
- frail older residents
- people with disabilities and their carers
- people recovering from surgery or a chronic illness.
As we age our appetite can drop away and research shows that one of the main reasons for older people being moved into residential facilitated care is malnutrition. Each mouthful needs to count.
Our meal packs are nutritionally balanced to offer the correct proportions of protein, calcium and fats to keep ageing bodies healthy. NSW Health state the importance of eating three meals a day and maintaining your fluid intake.
Meals can be personalised to suit most dietary requirements and are culturally diverse. Customers receive delivered pre-packaged frozen meals that include a;
- main meal
Soups are available upon request for an additional fee.
Deliveries are Tuesday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am to 11:30am each morning.
Please note: All food supplied under Meals on Wheels or the Social Lunch Program was purchased pre-packaged by City of Parramatta Council from a third party supplier.
City of Parramatta Council relies on the food labelling information provided to them by the supplier and gives no guarantee concerning the accuracy or completeness of the information.
You must advise City of Parramatta Council of any allergies or dietary requirements. It is your responsibility to check the food label before consuming the product.
City of Parramatta Council is not responsible for any adverse reactions, injury, loss or damage arising from the food supplied.
Let's Dine Out(Back to top)
Customers can purchase vouchers from $7.65 that can be redeemed at participating food venues to the value of $15. Customers will be able to select from a variety of delicious fresh meal options for breakfast, lunch and dinner to enjoy at participating food venues.
Participating food venues
292 Church Street, Parramatta
311 Church Street, Parramatta
Ginger Indian Restaurant
94 Wigram Street, Harris Park
9 Elder Road, Dundas
Shop 2185A, Zone G, Westfield Parramatta
159-175 Church Street, Parramatta
279-281 Church Street, Parramatta
If you would like to dine out please register your interest by calling the City of Parramatta Food Services Team on (02) 9806 5005.
We can also assist you with transport arrangements and some company to dine with. Our volunteer matching service will ensure you enjoy the company and conversation of the person you dine with. We also offer the option to join a small group to dine out and meet new friends.
Please note: It is your responsibility to advise the restaurant of any allergies or dietary requirements prior to ordering a meal at the restaurant. City of Parramatta Council is not responsible for any adverse reactions, injury, loss or damage arising from your participation in Let’s Dine Out.
Social Lunch Program(Back to top)
Parramatta Social Lunch Program offers a service designed for customers who require extra support and social interaction at meal times. Customers are matched with a Volunteer to enjoy lunch and friendly conversation together in their own home.
Customers receiving individual funding are required pay the fees listed below:
Meal pack cost from $7.65
Main meal cost from $5.80
Home Care meal preparation and delivery - $8.50
All costs are reviewed annually in the schedule of fees and charges (Section 6.2, pages 14–15).
Invoices for food services are posted on a monthly basis and can be paid for via direct debit, money order, BPAY or bank cheque.
Dementia can strike anyone. Those caring for a loved one with dementia are often frightened that the loved one is not eating enough, if at all. This is also a concern shared by family where one parent has passed away leaving the other to fend for themselves for the first time in years.
Research shows that one of the main reasons for older people being moved into residential facilitated care is malnutrition. Each mouthful needs to count.