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Food shopping and meals

Shopping for and preparing food

There are schemes and services available to assist you with food shopping or purchasing prepared meals.

Community transport schemes can help you to get to local supermarkets and shops.

Shopping assistance services are run by many supermarkets where a member of their staff may be able to help you to shop and pack. You can also think about ordering your shopping online and have it delivered from many supermarkets and local stores.

Some Good Neighbour schemes can help you with your shopping.

If you do not have enough money for food you can ask to be referred to a food bank.

Food preparation

Equipment may help you if you find it difficult to prepare or cook meals, or find eating and drinking hard.

Search our Directory for companies who sell useful equipment to help with food preparation.

Independent Living Centres can help if you're not sure what equipment will help. This is a great way to see and try out equipment without any pressure. Some items of equipment can even be borrowed for free, to try at home.

Meal delivery and lunch clubs

Meal delivery

There are a number of companies that offer a meal delivery service in Dorset. The meals can be hot, frozen or chilled and can be delivered to your door and on a temporary or permanent basis. Many of the meal providers are able to cater for special diets. If you have certain requirements please ask your nearest supplier if they can help.

Meal providers can be found online in our service provider directory:

Find a meal provider

Or you can download our meal delivery services directory.

Lunch clubs

Lunch clubs are a great way to eat a proper meal with good company.

Lunch clubs in Dorset can be found online in our service provider directory:

Find a lunch club