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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,

Forklift Donation from Topend Training

A country Victoria-based business has extended Bendigo charity group Foodshare a lifeline with the donation of a forklift.

Ouyen-based training organisation Top End Training gifted the machine to the organisation which distributes food directly to local relief agencies.

Foodshare administration and food rescue manager Fay Barrett said the organisation’s old forklift was ready for retirement. “If it was an animal, it would have been euthanased a long time ago,” she said.

She was moved to tears by the generosity of Top End Training director Bill Morrish, the man she calls “Santa Claus”.

Giving The Gift of Food to Central Victorians This Christmas

One in nine people in Central Victoria will not have enough food to last them through the Christmas period this year.

Bendigo Foodshare sources and distributes over 1,000,000kg of food to Central Victorians annually. This Christmas Bendigo Foodshare wants you share in the gift of changing the lives of people living in poverty in Central Victoria.

Bendigo Foodshare is proud to offer the opportunity to give the gift of food to our communities with two gift cards available. One gift card valued at $25 will provide food for a Central Victorian family of four for a month.

Volunteers are the Backbone of Our Community

Bendigo Foodshare could not function without volunteers.

Our service relies on volunteers to keep the service going.  Here are some facts and figures about our volunteer team:

We have over 20 volunteers in our work force, their jobs are varied and many including:

  • All the unloading of produce
  • Stacking and packing of produce.
  • Cleaning of the warehouse
  • Stock rotation
  • Deliveries across central Victoria.
  • All stock is ordered by volunteers
  • Volunteers rescue all food.
  • Our board is made up of 7 volunteers who do all the planning,

Launch of Everyday Central Vic

Come along and raise awareness of the everyday need in Central Victoria, at our fundraising launch.

Wednesday 8th of October 12pm – 1pm, on the lawn next to the Bendigo Library.

We will be sharing stories of how Bendigo Foodshare works and of the wonderful people who support us. Bring your friends and colleagues to show you care about reducing food poverty in our community.

All are invited. Free to attend. RSVP

Your donation counts – for every $1 donated we can provide food for 16 healthy meals. 

Helping People in Need

This article was published in The Bendigo Advertiser on Saturday 7 September 2014

THE numbers reveal all: many people in the Bendigo community are getting by on very little.

An astounding 25 per cent of City of Greater Bendigo residents have experienced a food crisis in the past 12 months.

They have run out of food and not been able to afford more, the council’s 2014 Well-being survey reveals.

Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said has previously said 30 per cent of Bendigo households lived on an income of less than $600 per week,