There are a lot of reasons why someone can find themselves in need of food assistance, and this is even more true given the challenges facing young workers right now. If you’re having trouble covering the grocery bill, there are a number of places to get help with finding food in and around Bendigo, Heathcote, Eaglehawk and Castlemaine. Some places offer packs of groceries and other essentials, while others offer ready-made meals. Most of the time, you’ll need to call ahead to check that they are able to assist you.
You can find a full list of food assistance organisations and their contact details here.
If you can’t leave the house or are self-isolating, you can also access groceries through direct deliveries- more information available here.