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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  636,000 kgs of food, and distributed food for over 1.27 million nutritious meals through 90 charities, community groups and schools in Central Victoria

How can you help?

Volunteer
You can donate your surplus food
Make a cash donation

Do you need food relief?

Anyone can find themselves facing times of hardship through no fault of their own. Find your nearest food and support service.

Latest News

Bendigo Foodshare continues operating during return to stage three restrictions

Bendigo Foodshare provides an essential service for our community, and we will continue to operate during the regional Victorian stage three restrictions.

Survey asks youth to share their food affordability stories

A new study from Bendigo Foodshare, the City of Greater Bendigo, and the Bendigo Student Association – YouFood Insights – is looking at the financial impact of COVID-19 and the ability to afford food and groceries on young Central Victorians.

Cafes for COVID crowdfunding campaign to pay cafes to cook for people in need

Cafes for COVID is an innovative new program that will pay local businesses, using money raised by the community, to cook meals that will go out to people struggling to afford food via Bendigo Foodshare’s network of food relief agencies.

Bendigo Foodshare egg-static about Easter donation

Bendigo Foodshare receives a donation of 11,600 farm fresh eggs from Specialist Breeders Australia’s Huntly site just in time for Easter.

Volunteer roles filled as 200 locals answer a call for new recruits

More than 200 people have put up their hand to volunteer with Bendigo Foodshare after the organisation launched an urgent recruitment drive to cope with increased demand for emergency food relief due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Events postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

With great sadness, we must announce that following the Declaration of a State of Emergency in Victoria and federal announcement about non-essential mass gatherings, the following Bendigo Foodshare events are…

Are you interested in doing more?

You can assist us by volunteering or by making a donation of food or cash
PEOPLE IN THE BENDIGO & THE SURROUNDING REGION LIVING IN POVERTY
CHARITIES, COMMUNITY GROUPS & SCHOOLS SUPPLIED WITH FOOD
PEOPLE RECEIVE FOOD FROM OUR PARTNERS EACH WEEK