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?

Volunteer
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

Food drive provides enough food for 2,800 meals for locals in need

Central Victorians have rallied to support Bendigo Foodshare’s community food drive, donating 1,410 kilograms of non-perishable food, which roughly equates to 2,800 meals for local people in need. Recent statistics…

Bendigo Foodshare introduces a mobile food pantry to meet holiday demand

This week, Bendigo Foodshare has started a mobile food pantry to meet increased demand for emergency food relief over the summer holiday period.  Bendigo Foodshare Chair, Cathie Steele said the…

  • Grapefruit or tomato? Hamish loves "shopping" for fresh fruit at the food shelf at Goodstart Early Learning Strathfieldsaye.

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  • We're pleased to hear Heathcote Foodshare has secured a truck much sooner than anticipated. The past few days have shown us the need for food relief is growing and there's enough demand to implement a seven-day surplus food collection and re-distribution service. So, we have decided to move forward with plans to expand our operations…

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  • As you may have seen, we're going seven days a week to support the Heathcote region, while Heathcote Foodshare's truck is out of action. As a grassroots organisation, we rely on the generosity of a dedicated group of volunteers. So, our core group of supporters are not over-loaded with additional work, we’re asking people to…

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Our Supporters

MEALS FOR EVERY DOLLAR DONATED
AGENCIES SUPPLIED
SCHOOLS DISTRIBUTED TO