More than providing a nutritious, three-course meal to people’s homes, it’s also about fostering a sense of community and promoting independence.
Our Meals on Wheels program is a service we’re proud to deliver throughout the Boroondara community. More than just providing a nutritious, three-course meal to people’s homes, it’s also about fostering a sense of community and promoting independence. For the long-time volunteers who deliver the meals, it’s a role they cherish and, often, a drop-in on an old friend.
The BASScare Meals on Wheels service covers a significant area of Canterbury, Surrey Hills, Camberwell, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew and Kew East, providing over 100 meals each day to the aged and people with disabilities.
9:30 – 11:30am (Hawthorn/Kew)
11:15 – 12:45pm (Marwal)
11:45 – 1.15pm (Canterbury)
With respect and consideration, our volunteers deliver so much more than a nutritious meal service. Problems like isolation and loneliness among older people and those with disabilities are a growing concern. Any problems a client may be experiencing are quickly brought to the attention of the BASScare staff, and family or carers are promptly notified.
Every client and their family can have peace of mind knowing that BASScare volunteers have come calling to check on their wellbeing.
Our delicious three course meals are very reasonably priced and are subsidised by Boroondara Council and the Department of Health.
Our menus vary seasonally.
For meals delivered to Canterbury:
For meals delivered to Balwyn North:
We pride ourselves on having strong communication with our Meals-on-Wheels clients. If you have ideas on how we can improve our services, we’d love to hear them! Or if you’d just like to send your compliments to the chefs we know they would appreciate that too!
Our meals are carefully prepared on-site by professional chefs in our purpose-built kitchens.
Some of our popular dishes include:
Each meal comes with a soup of the day and dessert. Special dietary requirements can be catered for, including diabetic, low fat, gluten free, fructose free and vitamised options, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We can also provide frozen, ready-to-heat meals for weekends and public holidays.
* Terms and conditions apply
Volunteering is immensely rewarding with many options available. Why not visit our Volunteer page to find out more about joining our friendly volunteer team.
We urgently need Meals on Wheels Volunteers!
Do you have two hours available once a week to deliver a nutritious meal to older people in our community?