Food relief

Food Services

Health Emergency Relief: Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH)

CHRH provides some emergency relief food and fuel for residents in need.

For further information, contact CHRH on (03) 5321 6550.

Meals on Wheels: Central Highlands Rural Health (CHRH)

Nutritious meals delivered Monday to Friday by CHRH staff and community volunteers.

To find out more information on eligibility please call CHRH on (03) 5345 9750.

Daylesford Good Grub Club

Food relief hampers are available for shire-wide delivery for those in need. Very urgent food relief requests can also be arranged. Based in Daylesford. For more information, call Sue on 0475 430 326 or visit their Facebook page.

Daylesford 5000 Club

Offering a free sit-down lunch to the community every Friday 12:00pm – 1:00pm at the Victoria Park Pavilion (Daylesford). For more information contact Loretta on 0439 364 857.

Anglicare (Creswick & Clunes)

Food distribution for those in need, held on the second Tuesday of the month at the Creswick Hall at 10:00am. Also provide deliveries of essential non-perishable food items once a month for those in need. To register, call the hotline on (03) 5333 0600.

Uniting Ballarat (Clunes)

Available to residents living north of Clunes. Emergency food relief through the provision of a free grocery shop provided to those with a valid health care card. Those eligible can access once every two months. For more information, or eligibility details, please call (03) 5332 1286 or visit their website.

Clunes Open House Dinners: Clunes Neighbourhood House


Meals brought to your door on a Tuesday morning. Meals are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Meals will need to be reheated as meals are delivered throughout the day. Order online or contact (03) 5345 4078.

Food Banks

Food relief is available in Clunes, Creswick and Trentham thanks to the Neighbourhood Houses.

  • Clunes: 70 Bailey Street, Clunes.
  • Creswick: 19 Victoria Street, Creswick.
  • Trentham: 66 High Street, Trentham.
  • Daylesford: Corner of Bridport and Albert Street, Daylesford.

These services are contact-free and operate 24/7. We ask that you be considerate of those who may also be accessing this service and kindly avoid leaving expired produce or food that has been cooked.