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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,

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”,

Thanks to Viatek

Peter Bull, who’s General Manager of Viatek Central Victoria, says Bendigo Foodshare aims to reduce food poverty by distributing food to charities, community organisations and schools throughout Central Victoria.

“It’s a not-for-profit group, run by volunteers. Some of the not-for-profit organisations they provide food to are actually clients of ours, such as the Salvation Army and some of the schools. The schools have food available for children who often don’t get breakfast at home and don’t have lunch to take to school.

“Bendigo Foodshare does a fantastic job. Their monthly throughput is now 90 tonne.

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,