Staff and volunteers are continuing to follow the advice provided by NSW Health in relation to hygiene measures, mandatory use of masks 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.
To access these services you need to be receiving NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) or have been assessed by My Aged Care for either CHSP (Commonwealth Home Support Program) or HCP (Home Care Package). If you have not been assessed by My Aged Care, please contact 1800 200 422 or visit www.myagedcare.gov.au.
Should you have any further questions or wish to check if you are within our delivery area please feel free to contact the Community Care team on (02) 9806 5121.
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 Thursday 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 is purchased pre-packaged by City of Parramatta Council from a third party supplier.
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)
Let's Dine Out is a new service provided by City of Parramatta Food Services for people currently registered with My Aged Care to receive meals under CHSP.
Customers can purchase vouchers from $9.20 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
311 Church Street, Parramatta
Ginger Indian Restaurant
94 Wigram Street, Harris Park
Dragon 88 - temporarily closed
9 Elder Road, Dundas
Shop 2185A, Zone G, Westfield Parramatta
159-175 Church Street, Parramatta
3/140 Marsden Street, Parramatta
The FC Social
6 Park Road, Rydalmere
Shop 1 2/6 Campbell St, Northmead
Club Parramatta (The Oven)
2 Macquarie St, Parramatta
If you would like to dine out and have a referral from My Aged Care, please register your interest by calling the Community Care Team on (02) 9806 5121.
We also offer the option to join a small group to dine out for lunch and meet new friends. (To be eligible for the group lunch, you must have a Meals referral and Social Support Individual referral from My Aged Care).
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 mealtimes. Customers are matched with a Volunteer to enjoy lunch and friendly conversation together in their own home. (To be eligible for the Social Lunch Program, you must have a Meals referral and Social Support Individual referral from My Aged Care).
Please contact the Community Care team on (02) 9806 5121 to discuss fees and charges associated with the above programs.