The Bendigo Community Health Services Thursday Soup Kitchen is feeding a need in Bendigo.

Free meals are available from the kitchen between 4pm and 4.45pm each Thursday in the Fork In The Road community hub at 165-171 Hargreaves Street.

Any community donations to the Thursday Soup Kitchen are used to cover plates, takeaway containers, knives, forks, napkins and food.

Strath Village IGA donates chickens, JL King and Co gourmet salads and Tuyen Nguyen from Strath Hill Hot Bake bread.

The Department of Justice supports the Soup Kitchen in making up meals.

''We really encourage people to come in, sit down and have a bite to eat, whether it's a single meal or for a family of seven,'' Bendigo Community Health Services CEO Gerard Jose said.

''Some people might prefer to come and get some free soup and bread to take home and eat or share with others - that's fine, too.

''We have been able to support many people across the community, serving anywhere between two and 30 meals each week.''

The Soup Kitchen also appreciated support from JL King and Co, Strath Hill Hot Bake and the Department of Justice.

Please call 5448 1600 if you have a question, need more information or would like to support the free Thursday Soup Kitchen.

To see or download a full list of food relief centres in Bendigo please click on this link: pdf Bendigo Food Relief - where and when you can go for food support (4.48 MB)  .

Last updated: November 2019