Food Delivery Box

There are many services that can assist to provide meal delivery or drop-in, low cost food and shopping help for those in need. For detailed information about Northern Beaches community services, organisations and groups refer to Council's Community Directory.

Community food & specialised supports guide 

Low cost home meal delivery

Meals on Wheels (Manly area) – 8495 5010
Monday to Friday

Council provides a Meals on Wheels service delivering hot, cold and frozen meals to people who live within the perimeters of Manly, Seaforth and Curl Curl. For those aged 65 years or over, or 50 years or over and identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander.

For enquiries call 8495 5010 or email

Free community or takeaway meals

St Matthews Church Manly - 9977 6249
Mondays, 5-6pm
1 Darley Rd, Manly 
Street Side Medics also attend this venue from 5-7pm with a free GP-led medical clinic. 
The Anglicare Community Pantry also visits from 3:30-5pm. $12 bag of groceries available for purchase.

Manly Salvation Army - 9977 1304
Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9-10am for breakfast, 11am-12pm for a meal and groceries 
Thursdays (2nd & 4th Thu of the month), 10am-12pm for cooked breakfast 
Thursdays, 6:30-8pm for a baked dinner and dessert
59 Pittwater Rd, Manly 

The Community Pantry Northern Beaches - 0414 421 059
Wednesdays, 5-7pm
The "Narrabeen Sharks" Clubhouse, Corner Pittwater Rd and Lake Parade, North Narrabeen

Street Mission Cafe Dee Why - 9971 8694
Wednesdays, 7-7.30pm
St John's Church, Oaks Ave, Dee Why

Manly Uniting Church 8021 9229
Thursdays 4-5pm
4 West Prom, Manly
Neighbourhood Meals (Emergency Relief). Cold take away meal ready to heat up. Call 8021 9229 or email and place your order before midday Tuesday.

One Meal Northern Beaches - 0409 302 717
Sundays, 5-5.30pm Gilbert Park, Manly
Thursdays, 3-5pm at Beverley Job Park, Narraweena
Tuesdays 4:30 - 4:45pm at Dee Why Surf Club 
A hot food mobile service also operates for rough sleepers on Tuesday nights from Dee Why to Manly.

Street Mission Cafe Balgowlah - 9907 9999
Saturdays, 6.30-7pm
Pioneer Clubhouse, 2 Quirk Rd, Balgowlah

Community Northern Beaches - 9977 1066
Monday to Fridays, 10am-2pm for Tea, coffee and snacks (not meals)
Wednesdays, 10am-2pm Oz Harvest and One Meal free food service. 
52 Raglan St, Manly
Closed Public Holidays

Free or low cost groceries

Community Northern Beaches - 9977 1066
Monday to Friday, 10am-2pm.  Closed Public Holidays
52 Raglan St, Manly
Free non-perishable food items and limited household items.

St Matthews Church Manly – 9977 6249
Mondays, 3:30-5pm
1 Darley Rd, Manly 
The Anglicare Community Pantry visits with $12 bag of groceries available for purchase. 

Manly Salvation Army - 9977 1304
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11am-12pm 
59 Pittwater Rd, Manly 

Grace City Church Community Food Care - 9971 0222
Wednesdays, 9am-1pm
902 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why
Groceries and food supplies for those on low incomes. Contact for more details.

The Link Community Care - 9999 0475
Tuesdays 11am- 2pm, Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am - 2pm, Thursday Nights  6.30pm-8pm, Fridays 10am - 1pm. 
1300 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen (enter via Albert St) 

Affordable groceries, fruit and vegetables at a low fee. Services can be accessed by any holder of a Centrelink benefit card with secondary identification. Visit for more details. 

Mobile food care pop up service operating at: 
Cromer Community Centre Car Park, 150 Fisher Road North, Cromer
Fridays, 11:30am-12:30pm

St Vincent de Paul - 13 18 12
Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm
Vinnies Support Centre Northern Beaches can provide food assistance or vouchers for those in need.

C3Cares – 9972 8688
Emergency food hampers and frozen meals are available. To request or enquire email

Food donations

Organisations and community services currently looking for food donations:

Community Co-op Northern Beaches
Accepting canned food and non-perishable donations. Please visit the Facebook Page for information regarding drop off locations.

Grace City Church Community Foodcare - 9971 0222
Accepting canned and non perishable food donations. Donation drop off accepted Tuesdays 9am-2pm or Wednesdays 8:30am-1pm.
Service location: 902 Pittwater Rd, Dee Why.

Street Mission Cafe
Accepting canned and non perishable food donations, as well as some perishables that have a reasonable shelf life (e.g. would accept bread but not milk). Donations to go out at weekly Wednesday and Saturday evening cafes. For information regarding dropping off a donation please contact Street Mission via their Facebook Page (private message), or email

The Link Community Care - 9999 0475
Accepting canned and non perishable food donations. 
Donation drop off accepted Wednesdays & Thursdays 10am-2pm. 
Service location: 1300 Pittwater Rd, Narrabeen (enter via Albert St) 

Assistance with shopping

MWP Care (formerly MWP Community Aid) - 9913 3244
Offers shop by list or escorted shopping for older residents (65+). Transport for medical appointments also available.

CCNB - Stay Well Stay Connected
A local response to the global pandemic. Day to day business will continue as usual but CCNB staff and volunteers will discontinue home visits for the safety of our clients and those in the community. Please call CCNB on 1300 002 262 for any enquiries or Email

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