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Helping households recover from financial stress
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Many Central Victorians are struggling with money and can't afford to buy enough food for their household.

Bendigo Community Food Pantry gives people who are finding things tough four free food orders to temporarily reduce their living costs and help them get back on their feet.

Food orders are made up to suit your needs from what we have available, and can include things like rice, lentils, bread, fruit, vegetables, and frozen meals.

The food is simple, healthy and nutritions. Much of it is donated, but still completely edible stock from supermarkets, food producers and farms. More about food standards. Volunteers at Bendigo Foodshare and local services collect and sort the food and provide it free for anyone doing it tough in our community.

Food can be ordered by completing our online form.

If you have a question or need help, please contact us to connect with a team member.

HOW TO ORDER

Ordering is easy and confidential
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Step 1

Select your food options
Food bags can include pantry staples, fruit, vegetables and frozen meals, and are made to suit the size of your household.

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Step 2

Pick-up or home delivery?
Subject to availability, your order can be home delivered or you may be required to pick-up locally.

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Step 3

After your fourth order
You can get four free food orders from the Bendigo Community Food Pantry. After your fourth order, we will check-in and help you access more free support if you need it.

FOOD OPTIONS

Food kindly donated by Bendigo Foodshare and local providers.

Fruit and Vegetables

A mix of fruits, vegetables and other fresh produce. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan-friendly.


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Pantry items

A mix of everyday pantry items, condiments and long-life foods. May contain allergens including, but not limited to, gluten, nuts, and animal products.

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Frozen Meals

Pre-cooked frozen meals, ready to reheat and eat. May contain allergens including, but not limited to, gluten, nuts, and animal products.


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For any further support and services, please visit the City of Greater Bendigo website

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25,600

people in Central Victoria are living in poverty

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1 in 9

people can't afford to buy enough food

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1 in 5

Australian kids go to school hungry

Partners

We are working together to help you get back on your feet

Bendigo Community Food Pantry works with Central Victorian charities, organisations, and businesses to identify people in need and give them access to our online ordering system.

Our partners offer a range of health, community, and business services to help you get back on your feet.


Can't find the help you need? Contact us to be referred to a support service.

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CONTACT

Send us a message, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.