The NDIS will provide funding that is required for the preparation and delivery of meals, the condition being that it’s directly associated with your disability and regarded as ‘reasonable and essential’.
So, if your disability refrains you from shopping or preparing meals yourself, the NDIS can consider it as being reasonable and necessary and provide funding for it.
NDIS Meal preparation and delivery is provided for participants that are unable to prepare and cook their meals. If you are unable to cut vegetables, meat, use ingredients, operate cooking equipment such as stove or pans for example, then using meal preparation and delivery is good option.
So NDIS might also fund meal preparation and delivery if your primary career only has the time and opportunity to provide you with the necessary supports and not with shopping or cooking. However, it’s important to note that if you (or your primary career) are able to shop and cook for yourself, the NDIS won’t cover it.