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Volunteer Information & Registration Night

We’ve increased our service to seven-days to help feed more than 12,400 Central Victorians struggling to put food on the table each week.

We need 20+ new volunteers to help us rescue surplus grocery items from food businesses in Bendigo on weekends.

Come along to our Volunteer Information & Registration Night to learn more about volunteering at Bendigo Foodshare. Meet our team and try some of our everyday jobs to see if our roles are the right fit for you.

Tuesday, 8 November 2019

5:30pm – 6:30pm

2/43 Havilah Road,

fresh stonefruit at Bendigo Foodshare

More fresh food for better health outcomes

Thanks to the fabulous work being done by our Grow, Cook, Share Coordinator and Food Ambassador, Bridget Bently, and Operations Manager, Annie Constable, we are collecting more fresh produce and better quality surplus groceries than ever before.

As we all know, it’s important to eat a wide range of foods with sufficient high-quality proteins, carbohydrates, heart-healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and water to maintain a healthy body and lifestyle.

The diminishing ability of low-income families to pay for healthy food is consigning the least well-off in our community to a greater risk of diet-related illness, such as obesity and diabetes,

heathcote town sign

Emergency Food Relief in Heathcote

To create a more sustainable model, local community groups have come together to develop a long-term plan to increase the Heathcote community’s access to fresh, nutritious food.

While Heathcote Foodshare may have closed its doors, residents can still access emergency food relief, vouchers or cooked meals, as they always have, from local groups including St Vincent De Paul and the Uniting Church.

Families with young children are encouraged to reach out to their local school, with Heathcote Primary School and Holy Rosary Primary School helping address the needs of pupils and their immediate family.

Heathcote Community House is home to a community garden,

Bendigo Foodshare volunteers loading a van with food

Bendigo Foodshare increases services to ensure food relief continues to reach Heathcote, Axedale and Rochester

Starting this week, Bendigo Foodshare will increase its food collection and distribution services to ensure food relief continues to reach the communities of Heathcote, Axedale and Rochester after a vehicle owned by Heathcote Foodshare was involved in a traffic collision on Friday.


Bendigo Foodshare Vice Chair, Michael Armstrong said the Bendigo-based food relief agency was keen to help its peers in Heathcote during what was sure to be a difficult time for the community group.


“We were sad to hear our counterparts at Heathcote were involved in a road accident and now need to replace their delivery truck”,

Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May sponsors

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 by numerous offers of corporate partnerships, sponsorship and in-kind support from businesses across the region.

In fact, Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May has generated $20,500 from business sponsorships so far, contributing significantly to the $65,000 target Bendigo Foodshare set each year to fund vital food collection and re-distribution operations for people experiencing food poverty.

On top of the generous financial support,

Bendigo Bank Million Meals In May

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 2019.

Bendigo Bank recognises the power of community contribution and has a long history of investing in the prosperity of the Bendigo community – a 160-year history, in fact.

To support the appeal, Bendigo Bank has volunteered its branch network to act as collection points for community donations and will hold a series of fundraising events for staff and customers in May.

Movie Fundraiser: Leave No Trace

Bendigo Foodshare has selected LEAVE NO TRACE as our movie fundraiser this year. Join us for thispowerful movie, where a father and daughter live a perfect but mysterious existence in Forest Park, a beautiful nature reserve near Portland, Oregon, rarely making contact with the outside world. But when a small mistake tips them off to authorities, they are sent on an increasingly erratic journey in search of a place to call their own.

The event will be held Thursday 25th of October 2018. Doors open at 6pmfor a light supper before the movie at 7pm.

Get SWITCHED

Thanks to Switched who have set up this awesome and very secure new website for us.

Lindsey and Tim have been great supporters of Bendigo Foodshare, donating their graphics and website skills over the last 12 months. We greatly appreciate their help and encourage you to talk to them about your businesses graphic and website needs.

We’re proud to be supporting such a fantastic organisation. Bendigo Foodshare are an incredibly dedicated and driven group of people, who work tirelessly to make our community an awesome place for everyone.

Lindsey and Tim,