Bendigo Foodshare receives a donation of 11,600 farm fresh eggs from Specialist Breeders Australia’s Huntly site just in time for Easter.
Central Victorians have rallied to support Bendigo Foodshare’s community food drive, donating 1,410 kilograms of non-perishable food, which roughly equates to 2,800 meals for local people in need.
Recent statistics show that more than 25,000 people in the Bendigo region are living close to or below the poverty line, putting them at serious risk of food insecurity and hunger.
In 2019, Bendigo Foodshare supported more than 12,400 people each week with donated, surplus and rescued food with the help of almost 100 local charities, community groups, early learning centres and schools.
Bendigo Foodshare is particularly grateful to the organisations below that collected food on its behalf in November and December,
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,
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,
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”,