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

Are you interested in doing more?

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

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.

Latest News

Business community rallies to help feed the hungry

It’s easy to see why Greater Bendigo has such a strong reputation as a caring and industrious community. With Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May, Bendigo Foodshare has been encouraged…

Bendigo Bank joins the fight against food poverty

We’re excited to announce that Bendigo Bank, Australia’s fifth largest retail bank, has signed on as the major partner for our annual fundraiser Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May for…

  • Missing meals can have a big impact on kids, affecting their health as well as their ability to learn at school. You might be surprised to know every local school has students experiencing food insecurity, which is why we work closely with educators to run breakfast and food relief programs in schools across our region…

  • Think about how easy it is for a family to slip into food poverty. Simply buying a new pair of sports shoes can break the household budget and mean the difference between kicking goals or skipping meals. Have you ever had unexpected costs blow out your budget?

  • Yippee; we've just hit $43,000 in donations during Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May! It's not over yet! We urgently need another $22,000 to reach our ambitious $65,000 target, so we can give food for one million meals to locals in need. Donate today: www.bendigofoodshare.org.au/donate


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