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, so we will be launching a capital fundraising campaign to enable the project to be completed.
Thank you for your continued support. Please join us in looking forward to a busy and pivotal year for food relief in Central Victoria.