What do we do?

We collect food that would otherwise go to waste, and distribute it through charities, community organisations and schools throughout Central Victoria

This year we have...

Rescued  586,000 kgs of food, and distributed food for over 1.17 million nutritious meals through over 106 agencies, community organisations and schools in Central Victoria

How can you help?

You can donate your surplus food
Make a cash donation

Buy a cookbook for $20 to help us reach our Million Meals in May campaign of $67,000 and achieve 1,000,000 meals.

You can purchase the cookbook from the following places:

  • Purchase a cookbook here!
  • City of Greater Bendigo council offices (195-229 Lyttleton Terrace), CASH ONLY
  • Bendigo Bank Central Office (12 Bath Lane)
  • Bendigo Foodshare, 2/43a Havilah Rd, Long Gully, CASH ONLY
  • One of our many supporters around Bendigo, CASH ONLY

Are you interested in doing more?

You can assist us by volunteering or by making a donation of food or cash

Latest News

  • Just a heads up: MasterChef's program tonight on WiN is about the contestants raising money for SecondBite, a non-profit organisation that it supports. SecondBite collects and redistributes surplus food from Melbourne to many community agencies like Bendigo Foodshare. The contestants are cooking using only ingredients donated by SecondBite, preparing a six-course degustation. This episode is…

  • SBS program SBS Australia Insight Show did a great episode on food insecurity. You can watch it here https://www.sbs.com.au/news/insight/tvepisode/hungry

  • What a wonderful gesture. Dannielle Orr & friends, staff at the City of Greater Bendigo received gift vouchers. They decided to use a little to enjoy a morning tea and then kindly donated the rest to us. We once again used this to help us with our PASTA & RICE stock. THANK YOU to Dannielle…


Can you afford to give
$5 from your pay?

For $5, Bendigo Foodshare can provide food for 80 healthy meals to those doing it tough in Central Victoria.

Talk to your HR or payroll department to arrange to donate $5 from your pre-tax pay. All donations are tax-deductible.

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