Food relief

We have a number of local agencies that can provide food parcels, grocery vouchers or meals for people who are experiencing hardship.


CatholicCare provides free financial and/or material aid for struggling families and individuals, who are experiencing a financial crisis.

A phone appointment must be made to access Emergency Relief. 

Address: Melton Central Community Centre, 237 Station Road, Melton
Phone: 1800 123 228 - select option 1 for Emergency Relief
Open: Phone line is open Monday to Friday, 9.30am - 11.30am.  All appointments are by phone only, no walk-ins. 

Earth Village Breadland

Earth Village Breadland provides a free meal, bread and fruit & vegetables to community members in need.
Earth Village Breadland's staff may ask to see a Medicare Card to verify the number of people in your family.

Address: 43 Unitt Street, Melton
Phone: 1300 525 332 / 0478 965 735
Open: Monday to Friday 10.30am - 1pm 

Khalsa Shaouni Inc. - Dal Baba Bidhi Chand Ji Temple

Khalsa Shaouni are able to provide cooked meals for those in need.
Please ring to confirm attendance to eat in, or meals can be delivered.
Able to provide Vegetarian, Punjabi or Indian meals.

Address: 1288-1364 Melton Highway, Plumpton
Phone: 0433 021 110 or 0422 790 568 

Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation

Food hampers are available every 2nd week for all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people or those raising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
Must contact Kirrip Aboriginal Corporation by Monday to arrange for pick up of a food hamper on the Wednesday.

Address: 26 Exford Road, Melton South
Phone: 8088 0764
Open: Call by Monday for pick up every second Wednesday  

Melton Combined Churches Caring

Melton Combined Churches Caring offer free food to those in need, with strict eligibility criteria in place to ensure they are able to provide to as many people as possible.  City of Melton residents can access the foodbank twice per year.  If requiring more frequent visits residents must attend a budget education program.
When attending two (2) forms of ID are required.

Address: 100 Coburns Road, Melton
Phone: 9747 6811
Open: Monday to Thursday 10am – 2.30pm, Friday 10am – 12.15pm

Melton South Community Centre/ ADRA Community Care

Food parcels are available every Friday.  In order to access the service you must be a resident of the City of Melton, and hold a current Centrelink concession or health care card.
A $3 donation is required in order to cover the cost of food supplies.  Please bring your own carry bag where possible.

Address: 41 Exford Road, Melton South
Phone: 9747 8576   
Open: New clients must attend on Friday @ 10.30am.  You will then be advised of a time to come back to collect your food parcel. 

Sri Durga Temple

Offer on demand:

  • Food hampers
  • Clothing and blankets
  • Sunday - Meals offered for lunch from 1.30pm.  All welcome.

Address: 705 – 715 Neales Road, Deanside
Phone: 0423 456 997

St Vincent de Paul

Soup Kitchen Bus.  Operates on Tuesday nights.  Providing food pantry, home made meals, pre-made rolls & sandwiches.

- Melton Town Centre Amphitheatre, 323 High Street, Melton
- Melton South Shopping Centre, 11-17 Station Road, Melton South
Phone: 1800 305 330 (Monday to Friday)
Open: Every Tuesday

- Melton Town Centre Amphitheatre: 6pm to 6.30pm
- Melton South Shopping Centre: 7pm to 7.30pm

Sureway International Christian Ministries Australia

Food hampers available to people who hold a current Centrelink concession or health care cards.

Contact: Belinda Milne
Address: 11 Nitro Drive, Melton
Phone: 0438 047 082
Open: Every Friday from 7.30am to 9am