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Help Bendigo Foodshare achieve our ‘Mission Possible’ of a new home and community food hub to tackle food poverty in Central Victoria!

Bendigo Foodshare has announced an exciting new fundraising event, Bendigo Foodshare’s Hungry for Change Appeal.

Scheduled for the weekend of April 23 – 25, the event is designed to raise funds for Bendigo Foodshare’s new warehouse, create fun for the Bendigo Community, while supporting local restaurants, pubs, cafes and takeaway food outlets.

Bendigo Foodshare’s Hungry for Change Appeal fundraising model encourages local food lovers to:

1. Order food at a participating venue

2. Donate to Bendigo Foodshare

3. Show your local hospitality venues some love

4. Share #Hungryforchange on social media

The fundraiser is open to all local venues serving meals and drinks, including pubs, restaurants, cafes, bistros and food trucks.  They have to register as a venue and ask their patrons to donate $5 for their meal order and $1 for their coffee order.  It’s that simple.

Not only is it free to register, but the fundraiser is also a great promotional opportunity for businesses wanting to be part of a positive community event.

Bendigo Foodshare Manager, Bridget Bentley, said:

“This event follows on from the success of the Bendigo’s Biggest Takeaway fundraiser held last year during lock-down, in which 41 local hospitality businesses and our wonderful community helped us raise nearly $15,000. It was a win-win event for Bendigo during a tough time.

Now, our Hungry for Change Appeal is the community’s opportunity to help us with our Mission Possible to raise $1.8 million to fit-out our new home; a derelict warehouse in Garsed street. This new warehouse will double our food storage and handling capacity to keep tackling food poverty across Central Victoria.”

The Hungry for Change Appeal is calling on local hospitality businesses to sign up.

For more information about Bendigo’s Hungry for Change Appeal, please visit