Good Food Matters

Good Food Matters is a great alternative to delivered meals. Trained staff make regular visits to cook nutritious and appetising meals in home kitchens, making the program ideal for those who need help to prepare food or want to regain confidence in the kitchen. 

A Brotherhood of St Laurence worker, and Good Food Matters participant, create a menu together on the iPad.

Once a week, fortnight or month one of our trained workers will visit to prepare delicious home-cooked meals –both for eating at the time and to freeze for later.

Before the visit they can also shop for the food and other groceries.

Dishes are selected and cooked to individual tastes and dietary requirements.

The same friendly home cook visits each time, so they get to know personal preferences and requirements. All our workers are qualified in food handling and first aid and have backgrounds in caring roles or in hospitality.

Loved ones have the peace of mind that comes from knowing that their relative is enjoying nutritious home-cooked meals – and from the regular updates they receive about their wellbeing.

Who is eligible

Good Food Matters is ideal for anyone who enjoys home cooking. No referral is needed. An initial assessment is required to provide us with the opportunity to learn more about each individual interested in joining, their home environment and the services they would like us to provide. 


Good Food Matters operates in the southern and northern regions of Melbourne. For further information or to arrange a visit by one of our home cooks, please phone 1300 147 147.


The meal costs are the same as for most delivered meal services – between $9 and $12 a serve. For people who have a Home Care Package, Good Food Matters can be 100 per cent funded by the package. That means that apart from the ingredients the cost of the service is wholly covered. People who don’t receive any government funding can still use the service, but will need to cover the costs themselves.

Contact us

Good Food Matters 
2–4 Overton Road
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Email: bacci(at)
Phone: 1300 147 147

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence acknowledges and recognises the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we live and work, and we pay our respects to their Elders both past and present.