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

Donations keep rolling in as fundraising appeals comes to a close

Bendigo Foodshare’s Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May appeal has reached its end, but that hasn’t stopped local donors, with contributions to the appeal still rolling in ahead of the end of the financial year. Counting is still in progress, but a $5,000 donation from the Bendigo City Masonic Lodge has brought the working total to $56,500, just $9,000 from the appeal’s target.

Souper Dooper Food & Grocery Giveaway Terms & Conditions

Attention Central Victorians! Donate $5+ online in May and use the code #BBMMIM to win one of three ‘fridge and pantry fillers’ containing a week’s worth of food and groceries…

  • This morning, our Chair Cathie Steele met with Danny Breen from G.J. Gardner Homes Australia for a quick photoshoot and chat about food poverty in the region. We're so proud to work with businesses like GJ Gardner Homes that believe in supporting community causes to build a better Bendigo! Can't wait to see the finished…

  • D’Arcys Bakery in High Street Eaglehawk, one of our donation tin supporters in May and now ongoing - is nationally FAMOUS! Their clever bakers have produced the THIRD BEST PASTIE IN AUSTRALIA! Howzat? They're Bronze Bendigo Bakers! Do yourself a favour and go and get some of these pasties, several more for Ron and some…

  • People in need of food support include those whose normal life structures have collapsed under them from life events, whether quickly or slowly. One thing leads to another... Women who flee domestic and family violence, often with their children, make up well over a third of those who are homeless.


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