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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,

Helping People in Need

This article was published in The Bendigo Advertiser on Saturday 7 September 2014

THE numbers reveal all: many people in the Bendigo community are getting by on very little.

An astounding 25 per cent of City of Greater Bendigo residents have experienced a food crisis in the past 12 months.

They have run out of food and not been able to afford more, the council’s 2014 Well-being survey reveals.

Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters said has previously said 30 per cent of Bendigo households lived on an income of less than $600 per week,