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?
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.
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
Federal Member for Bendigo Lisa Chesters
Department of Justice - Bendigo
Hindsight Club - Bendigo
Rotary Club of Bendigo
Grace Blakemore - Sim’R Cafe
O’Keefe Plumbing and Gas
You Hai Lin (Youi) - SAS Construction
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
Thursday Soup Kitchen
State Trustees - Bendigo staff
JL King and Co
Strath Hill Hot Bake
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