Please note: Fork In The Road is unfortunately closed during the Coronavirus threat. We apologise for the inconvenience. To access the latest information on food relief in the City of Greater Bendigo click here

 

What is Fork In The Road?

A new community hub helping the disadvantaged, vulnerable, lonely and homeless in Bendigo.

Fork In The Road is designed to host programs and activities that provide valuable support to people but further develop their skills and confidence to take another path in their life journey.

Fork In The Road is only open for designated programs and services or when there is a desperate need.

It's not a funded program and relies on the generosity of both our major sponsor The Andrews Foundation and the Bendigo community to run and keep supporting those in need..

What facilities does Fork In The Road have to help people?

Fork In The Road offers a ‘cafe-style’ setting for people to enjoy meals or hold activity sessions in air-conditioned comfort.

The main facilities include:

  • Functioning commercial electric oven
  • Three-bar cafe-standard coffee making machine
  • Sandwich serving bar and fridge unit
  • Commercial dishwasher
  • Large flatscreen wall-mounted television
  • Modern ‘cafe-style’ tables and chairs
  • Hot shower and small changing area
  • Washing machine and clothes dryer

Who do I contact to get more information on Fork In The Road?

We’d love to talk to you about Fork In The Road. Please call our Community Engagement and Communications team on (03) 5406 1200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. anytime. Thank you.

What is Thursday Soup Kitchen?

We open the doors of Fork In The Road each Thursday between 4pm and 5pm to serve free meals for the disadvantaged, vulnerable, lonely and homeless.

Meals include chicken and salad, quiche and salad, bread and Zooper Doopers in summer. Hearty soup is on the menu in winter.

We are looking at expanding our Soup Kitchen days. Please check at www.bchs.com.au to see the latest.

To learn more about Thursday Soup Kitchen click here

Do you have partners for programs?

Yes, we do. We have a very successful partnership with the Department of Justice which sees a program preparing food packs for our Thursday Soup Kitchen.

This is having a very positive impact on both the people attending the Department of Justice program and our Thursday Soup Kitchen each week.

Please call our Community Engagement and Communications team on (03) 5406 1200 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your idea or initiative for Fork In The Road. Thank you.

Sponsors and supporters

Fork In The Road would not have been possible without the amazing support of these organisations and individuals. Thank you so much one and all ...

Major sponsor and supporter

The Andrews Foundation

Major supporters

Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters

Department of Justice - Bendigo

Hindsight Club - Bendigo

Rotary Club of Bendigo

Grace Blakemore - Sim’R Cafe

Bendigo Pottery

O’Keefe Plumbing and Gas

You Hai Lin (Youi) - SAS Construction

Vereker Stone

Bendigo TAFE - painting and decorating class

Clare Bear Creative

Reece Hendy - Nacho Station

Katie Johnson - BCHS board director

Denfield Blinds and Cleaning

Bendigo South East College SRC committee

Custom Coffees

Thursday Soup Kitchen

State Trustees - Bendigo staff

JL King and Co

Strath Hill Hot Bake

Need help with Fork In The Road?

We’d love to talk with you about supporting Fork In The Road or Thursday Soup Kitchen. Email the Community Engagement and Communications team on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (03) 5406 1200.

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