Our Story

Coolum Beach Meals on Wheels is an innovative organisation with a proud history. We have been providing meals to the local Sunshine coast community since 1982.

The first delivery was of eight meals, with the number quickly growing to approximately twenty five meals delivered three times a week. In the beginning the meals were prepared and cooked by volunteers at the Coolum Beach

Uniting Church using favourite home recipes and were delivered to Coolum Beach, Yaroomba, Bli Bli and Valdora.

When a more permanent arrangement was needed, the founders successfully applied for funding and held local fundraising events which enabled the building of Coolum Beach Meals on Wheels in Santa Monica Ave where we are today.

What we believe

There should be a magic moment in everyone’s day. A small celebration of what life has to offer.

A real meal – something to look forward to and enjoy. Not just food for fuel or purely necessary nutrition. Fresh and full of flavour. Food that looks appealing. That exceeds the expectation – brought directly to you at your home.

Coolum Beach Meals on Wheels – Celebrating food daily.

Our Delivery Areas

Today our delivery area includes Twin Waters and Pacific Paradise in the south to Marcus Beach in the north, west to Valdora and everywhere in-between. We have a dedicated team of volunteers and staff who provide more than 21,000 meals annually all cooked in our own commercial kitchen.

From small things, big things grow!

Our Misson

To contribute to the independence and quality of life of people living in Coolum and it’s surrounds by providing nutritious food, human connections and social support.

What we do

Coolum Beach Meals on Wheels provides support to locals of the Sunshine Coast community to live independently. Our support enhances lifestyles through:

  • The delivery of fabulously fresh, seasonal dishes packed full of flavour that is both nutritious and delicious to maintain health and wellbeing;

  • Offering regular social contact: and

  • Recognising, responding to and building people’s capacity to meet nutritional and other needs that increase wellbeing.

  • In Providing these services through our volunteer workforce, we strengthen our community.

Our Team

Volunteers are the core of our service with approximately 150 dedicated locals cooking, delivering and maintaining our service.

Working alongside the volunteers are 2 qualified chef’s, an apprentice chef, a Co-Ordinator who mangers the business and two office staff.