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Local Covid-19 supports

Food relief during the Covid-19 pandemic

    • Brunswick Salvos (food parcels and takeaway hot meals) - call 9388 5500
    • Getato Messina in partnership with Fare Share (precooked frozen meals) - see the Gelato Messina website
    • Reynard Street Neighbourhood House (precooked frozen meals  - call 9386 7128
    • Muslim Women's Council of Victoria (cooked halal meals available) - call 0481 752 964
    • Moreland Manna (takeaway, warm meals, coffee, tea, bread and light morning tea) - call 0416 378 748
  • Moreland's Meals on Wheels - call 9240 2302. Available for:

      • People over the age of 65
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 50
      • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people over the age of 45 who are on low income, are homeless or at risk of homelessness 
      • People on low income and people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness over the age of 50.
    • Community Information and Support Moreland - call 9350 3737
    • The Salvation Army (food vouchers, bill payments and pharmacy payments) - call 9353 1086
    • St Vincent de Paul - 1800 305 330
    • The Salvation Army Asylum Seeker and Refugee Service - 9384 8333
    • Brunswick Salvos - 9388 5500
    • Fawkner Commons, Fawker Bowling Club (fruit and vegetable boxes available to pre-order)
    • CERES Joe’s Market Garden (low cost vegetable box pick up) - see Open Food Network.

Family violence prevention and support

Emergency housing relief during the Covid-19 pandemic

  • During the pandemic, the Victorian Government has provided support to housing and homelessness services to make sure all community members have safe shelter. This includes financial assistance for staying in short-term accommodation, such as motels, and assistance to establish private rental tenancies. For assistance, contact:

    • VincentCare Victoria Northern Community Hub in Glenroy on 9304 0100
    • Phone 1800 825 955 (24 hours) to speak with a housing support worker. This number directs your call to a service closest to you, or if the call is outside business hours, it is directed to Salvation Army Crisis Services.
  • The Victorian Government has set up a rental assistance fund to provide payments of up to $3000 to Victorians experiencing rental hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic. All Victorians can access this, regardless of their citizenship or residency status. To find out more about eligibility and how to apply, see Housing Victoria. To seek information and basic advice, see Tenants Victoria.

  • If you are experiencing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may be eligible for a care or a food package from the Victorian Government. Call the Victorian Government 24 hour COVID-19 hotline on 1800 675 398.

  • We have a dedicated phone line and email address for residents to contact if they need support as a result of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Call 8311 4140 from Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm or email casi@moreland.vic.gov.au.

Inner North Community Foundation Disaster Relief Fund

Grants of $1,500 are available for projects that directly service vulnerable cohorts impacted by Covid-19. Priority will be given to small to medium charities with less capacity to fundraise. 
Find out more about the Disaster Relief Fund.