BFS team at the new location

Exciting News for Bendigo Foodshare!

The Labor Government has announced that they are investing $3.5 million to build regional food hubs to increase the capacity of food relief storage and distribution services in regional Victoria. Yesterday we were very excited to hear that Bendigo Foodshare has been named as one of the five successful applicants.

Our greatest need is a larger warehouse facility as we have outgrown our current premises. This funding announcement means we will get $400K towards the fit out of our proposed new premises in Garsed St Bendigo.
The cost of the fitout required for our new premises has been estimated at $1.2M,

Mobile Christmas Food Pantry

Bendigo Foodshare is helping Bendigo families struggling to put food on the table over Christmas and the New Year by providing fresh produce, bread and household groceries free of charge. Click here for the full list of dates.

2020 Mobile Christmas Food Pantry Locations:

Eaglehawk Community House 19 Bright Street, Eaglehawk
Monday 21 December 2020 & Monday 4 January 2021

Uniting Care Kangaroo Flat 10 Camp Street, Kangaroo Flat
Tuesday 22 December 2020 & Tuesday 5 January 2021

Uniting Care Bendigo 25 Forest Street,

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Grow a Snake Bean Masterpiece!

It’s time for the ultimate summer growing competition – lets see your best Snake Bean creations!

Thanks to our friends at Hume and Iser Mitre 10 and Yates, we have 100 Snake Bean packets to distribute to get you growing!

Have some fun and grow them in the most creative way possible. Snake Bean cubby? Snake Bean vine? Snake Bean pictures? The choice is yours!

Share photos with us throughout, then, when they’ve matured after 8-10 weeks – send a photo of your entry to us and our team of expert gardeners will award a prize to the most creative design.

Events postponed due to COVID-19 pandemic

With great sadness, we must announce that following the Declaration of a State of Emergency in Victoria and federal announcement about non-essential mass gatherings, the following Bendigo Foodshare events are postponed until the COVID-19 pandemic has passed.

  • Million Meals in May – May 2020
  • SoupFest 2020 – May 2020
  • Annual Tin Rattle – March 21, 2020
  • Annual Cinema Night – August 2020

The core purpose of Bendigo Foodshare is to work together as a community to fight food poverty by sourcing food to be distributed to people in need via local organisations and schools.