Car event raises food and funds for Bendigo Foodshare

A ‘SHOW Off Your Pride and Joy’ car event has helped raise about 300 kilograms of food for Bendigo Foodshare.

The October 10 event drew a diverse mix of classic car and motorycle owners and others just keen to support a worthy cause.

Daryl Lynch, who co-ordinated the event with fellow Bendigo TAFE diploma of community services student Maddie McCartin, said they were happy with the response.

The pair were moved to organise the fundraiser after learning Bendigo Foodshare was experiencing a shortage of supplies.

Each year, Foodshare volunteers help distribute much needed food to more than 80 groups across central Victoria,

Thank you to Bendigo Foodshare Charity Golf Day Sponsors and Teams

A BIG thank you to our fantastic sponsors and the teams who took part in our Charity Golf Day on 9th October.

Pictured above is Viatek who took out the Bendigo Foodshare First Prize for Best Net Score.

Congratulations to the winning teams at the Bendigo Golf Club

A Big Shout Out to all our Sponsors who made this fun fundraising day possible:

Viatek, our major sponsor

Balgownie Wines

Spring Gully Hotel

The Malayan Orchid

Murray River Paddlesteamers


Dorcas Quest Apartments

Our Supporters:

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. 

Our Ambassador Network on ABC Central Victoria

We are amazing at providing food  to the region’s most disadvantaged.  Food that would have otherwise have gone to waste.

What we are learning to do better is get our story out into the community. Did you know  that one in nine people in Victoria do not have enough food to last them a week? These people are our neighbors, friends, and family.

Our new ambassador program is aiming to raise awareness about food poverty in Bendigo.  Our Manager Ray and ambassador Peter Bull of Viatek were interviewed by ABC Central Vic.