COVID-19: Food relief & Groceries in Greater Bendigo

We have created a list of community meals, soup kitchens and grocery and butcher distribution available to you during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Not Just Soup – Soup Kitchen

A Reasonable Christianity Church

237 High Street, Golden Square -back room (opposite Woolworths)

Ph: 0404 559 769

Open: Sunday 3:30 – 4:40pm & Thursday 5pm – 6pm

Free meal service, takeaway only.


Bendigo Baptist Community Care

Life Essentials

214 Hargreaves Street, Bendigo

Ph: 5441 4747

Open Times: daily 10am – 12:30 & 1:30 – 4pm

Team have set up at the front door and are able to provide a box of fresh and dried grocery items.  Pick up only however are happy if people are collecting for others in need.


Eaglehawk Community House

19 Bright Street, Eaglehawk

Ph: 5446 8322

Monday, Wednesday & Friday  – 10:00am – 12:00pm

By appointment only – will put together a box of grocery items.


St Vincent de Paul

16 Houpetoun Street, Bendigo

Ph: 5443 5688

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10:00am – 1:00pm

By appointment only – will deliver food vouchers to your mailbox


Uniting Bendigo Emergency Relief Centre

25 Forest Street, Bendigo

Ph: 5443 4972

Open: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am-12:15pm and 1:30pm-3:45pm

Phone ahead – will put together a box of grocery items (pantry staples, meat, veg etc.).  Will deliver to those with limited mobility and leave on doorstep.


Flora Hill Quality Meats – Butcher 15 Retreat Road

Ph: 5443 5682 Text: 0417 722 060


Deliveries available –  heat and eat meals, veg packs, bread, milk cheese.

Order via Facebook page, phone or text message. Local deliveries are free, otherwise $5 delivery.


Meats on Mitchell – Butcher

159 Mitchell Street

Ph: 5443 3168 Text: 0400 075 542


Home delivery is available to Spring Gully, Kennington, Quarry Hill, Golden Square & Bendigo CBD.  Minimum delivery is $50, $5 deliver fee applies to all orders under $100.

Order via Facebook, phone or text.  Include your address & phone number as they will call you prior to delivery for credit card payment.


Strath Hill Butcher – Butcher

Edwards Road

Ph: 5443 4467 or Text 0417706227

Deliveries are available, call or text with your name, address and order a day in advance. Deliveries to Maiden Gully (Thurs) and Golden Square (Tuesday & Thursday). Other areas most days. Once the order is completed, they will contact you with the price and take payment over the phone.

A delivery fee of $5 will be charged. Minimum order of $50.


Central Vic Meats – Butcher & Produce

48a Mayfair Park Estate, McDowalls Rd East Bendigo

Ph: 03 5442 4888

Monday to Friday 10:00am to 5:00pm & Saturday 8am – 2pm


Delivery up to a 30km radius $10.  They offer meat, milk eggs, bread, pies, cheese, smallgoods. Order online on their website or give them a call.

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