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Food drive provides enough food for 2,800 meals for locals in need

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,

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Movie fundraiser at Star Cinemas

Join us for a movie fundraising at Star Cinema on Thursday, 21 November 2019.

Doors open at 6pm for a light supper followed by a short presentation from Loddon Campaspe Multicultural Services.

The movie starts at 7pm. This year’s film is Brittney Runs a Marathon. Watch the trailer.

Tickets cost $25pp and can be purchased from Star Cinema in advance or at the door. Call (03) 5446 2025 to book a couch.

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Bendigo Foodshare launches food drive to feed hungry locals

Bendigo Foodshare has kicked-off a month-long effort to fight hunger in Central Victoria with a community food drive for non-perishable food items during November.

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.

Bendigo Foodshare Chair, Cathie Steele, said the organisation helped feed 12,400 people each week with donated, surplus and rescued food.

“We’re seeing food distress affecting an increasing number of people who aren’t unable to afford healthy food despite working or as a result of temporary financial stress or unforeseen emergency,” said Ms Steele.

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,

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Emergency Food Relief in Heathcote

To create a more sustainable model, local community groups have come together to develop a long-term plan to increase the Heathcote community’s access to fresh, nutritious food.

While Heathcote Foodshare may have closed its doors, residents can still access emergency food relief, vouchers or cooked meals, as they always have, from local groups including St Vincent De Paul and the Uniting Church.

Families with young children are encouraged to reach out to their local school, with Heathcote Primary School and Holy Rosary Primary School helping address the needs of pupils and their immediate family.

Heathcote Community House is home to a community garden,