Home-delivered food

It is important for all people to be able to have a hearty and nutritious meal every day. Food delivery service is available for individuals who cannot cook for themselves and aren't able to eat at one of Reykjavík City's Department of Welfare's community centers. The food is prepared at the production kitchen of the Department of Welfare at Vitatorg.

Menu - what's on the menu?

Can I have food delivered?

To qualify for food delivery, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a legal resident in Reykjavík
  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Live independently
  • Be assessed in need of home-delivered food under the Rules on Support Services

How do I apply for food delivery?

You can apply online for food delivery on My Pages.

You can also fill out an application in PDF format and send it to maturinnheim@reykjavik.is.

What happens if an application is denied?

If your application is denied, and you believe there are exceptional circumstances, you can request a review by the Welfare Council Appeal Board.

How much does home-delivered food cost?

Each meal costs 940 kr. The driving cost is 255 kr. In total, the meal costs 1,195 kr.

A payment slip for delivered food is issued monthly through online banking.

How does the service work?

Food delivery goes out three times a week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

For food portions delivered on Mondays, which includes meals for Monday and Tuesday, orders need to be placed by 2pm on Friday. For food portions delivered on Wednesdays, which includes meals for Wednesday and Thursday, orders need to be placed by 2pm on Monday. For food portions delivered on Fridays, which includes meals for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, orders need to be placed by 2pm on Wednesday.

If you would like to make any changes, please contact the production kitchen at Vitatorg at 411 9450 or email maturinnheim@reykjavik.is.