UFS in the community: Healthy food for those in need

Food poverty is a reality for about 1 in 9 people in Central Victoria.

These are the people that we at Bendigo Foodshare seek to help each week. Mostly staffed by volunteers, each week we will source and distribute food donations to 14,000 people in need of a meal.

Partnered with over 100 schools, charities and community organisations, we are able to feed to those in need across many rural communities. We’ve got all points of the compass covered, providing food aid from Echuca in the North to Gisborne in the south, from Girgarre in the east, to Avoca in the west.

All the food is donated, and fundraising goes into equipment hire and management. As a result, for every $1 we raise, we can provide food for 16 meals. But we can’t do this alone.

We’re currently backed by many local businesses such as UFS Pharmacies, clubs and individuals who help in supporting those experiencing tough times.

If you want to get involved with Bendigo Foodshare, visit the website.


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