Bendigo Foodshare Inc. commenced operation in 2013. It is a not-for-profit organisation, governed by a Board of up to 9 members. A CEO and a small group of staff supported by around 250 volunteers operate a seven-day service that sources, rescues donated and surplus food and distributes it to thousands of people each week via local charities, community groups and schools across Central Victoria.

Over 200 amazing central Victorian businesses currently donate funds and food to Bendigo Foodshare. Food comes from local businesses and state-wide agencies, although this is dependent on food availability. During the COVID 19 pandemic and the more recent floods we received funds from the Victorian Government to purchase food to supplement the ever-increasing demand for food. The Victorian State Government has recognised that the number of people seeking support has grown considerably and that Bendigo Foodshare is named as an Essential Service.

Bendigo Foodshare services extend across Central Victoria from the City of Bendigo to Kyneton, Castlemaine, Heathcote, Rochester, Echuca, Beaufort, Boort, Girgarre and further afield.

Board of Directors Expression of Interest

Currently the Bendigo Foodshare Board is seeking Expressions of Interest from candidates who can add value through contributing a range of skills and attributes and demonstrating a sound knowledge and understanding of Governance.
Our Governance process seeks the following:

  • Completed Key Selection Criteria Statement – see below;
  • Current resume;
  • The names, and contact details of two (2) referees; and
  • Any other supporting information – see below.

After consideration of the information submitted, an interview/discussion may be arranged by our Chair, this is likely to include at least one other Director.

Key Selection Criteria Statement

The board is keen to understand the skills and strengths that you might bring. We foster a culture of learning and development, so we are not necessarily looking for one board director to cover all skills. Please provide a brief outline of your experience in the any of the following areas, where applicable.

  • Relevant industry background
  • Governance / Senior Leadership
    • Strategy development & implementation
    • Risk management systems
    • Project governance & management
  • Relationship development
    • Partnerships & collaborations
    • Community engagement & advocacy
    • Marketing & public relations
  • Financial management
    • Accounting
    • Fundraising & sponsorship development.
  • Legal & regulatory compliance
    • Information technology
    • Networks & relationships


As part of your application, you will need to make a declaration that:

  • You are not on the ASIC Banned or Disqualified Persons list.
  • You are not registered on the National Personal Insolvency Index.
  • You agree to undergo a National Police Check

Successful applicants will need to become a member of BFS and register as a volunteer.

Please feel free to contact the Chair of the board – Sue Clarke if you require any additional information. Please forward your EoI and any other supporting documents, via email to by 03/11/2023