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Movie fundraiser at Star Cinemas

Join us for a movie fundraising at Star Cinema on Thursday, 21 November 2019.

Doors open at 6pm for a light supper followed by a short presentation from Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services.

The movie starts at 7pm. This year’s film is Brittney Runs a Marathon. Watch the trailer.

Tickets cost $25pp and can be purchased from Star Cinema in advance or at the door. Call (03) 5446 2025 to book a couch.

Bendigo Foodshare volunteers

Wanted: Weekend Volunteers

As a grassroots organisation, we rely on the generosity of a dedicated group of volunteers.

To staff the additional demands of a seven-day service, we’re asking community members to volunteer their time at our Long Gully warehouse on Saturdays or Sundays.

Our core group of existing volunteers are a hard-working bunch, and we are keen not to overload them with additional work.

So, we’re asking people to consider donating a few hours of their time each week to help with tasks such as collecting food from supermarkets and supplied, working in the warehouse and making deliveries.

Fosterville Gold Mine Sponsors Bendigo Foodshare

Golden grant to update safety at the shed

Thank kind-hearted folks at Kirkland Lake Gold’s Fosterville Gold Mine have made our volunteers at the shed very happy this winter with a $4,950 community grant to update date our safety equipment, including new safety boots, bollards and tyne spreaders for the forklift.

The mine has also come on board as the major sponsor of this quarterly newsletter, allowing us to continue to bring you the latest Bendigo Foodshare news and events each season.

Click here to learn more about Fosterville Gold Mine’s community other initiatives.

The current round of Fosterville Gold Mine community grants closes on September 23.

Bendigo Foodshare volunteers loading a van with food

Demand for food relief leads to a seven-day service

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 to make sure the most vulnerable people in Central Victoria have access to safe, reliable, good-quality food when they need it most.

Bendigo Foodshare raises 76,500 in 2019 appeal

Bendigo Food share smashes fundraising target to fight food poverty

Bendigo Foodshare’s annual fundraising appeal Bendigo Bank Million Meals in May officially came to a close in May but thanks to overwhelming support from our community, donations continued to flow in throughout June and early July bringing the official fundraising tally to more than $76,500.


The ambitious campaign included the launch of the inaugural Soupfest, which saw cafés, restaurants, schools and community groups host soup-themed fundraisers, while approximately 150 businesses across greater Bendigo and Castlemaine collected donations towards the appeal.


Bendigo Foodshare’s Chair Cathie Steele said the appeal had resonated strongly with local people,

Bendigo City Masonic Lodge donates to Bendigo Foodshare

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.

win a weeks free groceries

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 fit for a family of four.

ENTER NOW!

  • Click the link or visit www.bendigofoodshare.org.au/donate and donate $5+ before May 31.
  • Write #BBMMIM in next to your name on the donation form
  • See T&Cs at Bendigo Foodshare website.
  • Like us, react, comment, share and/or tag your mates on social media to spread the word

Prize packs have been specially donated by Bendigo Wholefoods,