Meals on Wheels

The Shire's Meals on Wheels delivers nutritious meals to residents who are unable to provide for their personal dietary needs.

How does Meals on Wheels help?

Good nutrition plays a key part in overall health and wellbeing. Every meal is:

  • prepared according to the National Meal Guidelines in the Shire's Meals on Wheels Kitchen in Rosebud
  • made to meet the daily nutritional needs of older Australians
  • delivered by volunteers who also perform a wellbeing check
  • provide an opportunity for meaningful connection and staying connected

Wellbeing checks play an important role in health and give families peace-of-mind. 

Learn more about our Meals on Wheels volunteers and how to become one.

How to receive Meals on Wheels

The Your Choice Menu allows you to choose from several options each day to select the food that best suits your tastes and is updated twice a year.

Meals on Wheels can:

  • supply one meal a day that consists of a soup, main meal and dessert.  A vitamin C supplement is also provided in the form of a fruit juice or piece of fruit. 
  • cater for a range of special dietary, medical and cultural requirements. Eligible residents can have up to seven meals a week.

Download: Meals on Wheels Winter menu(PDF, 299KB)  (in place from 23 May 2022 to 20 November 2022).

The Shire aims to reduce saturated fats, sugar and salt and to restrict the carbohydrate portion size in all meals, making each meal suitable for people with diabetes. However, you should consult a dietitian or doctor if you are concerned.

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