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Bridget Bentley

Community Engagement Manager, Bendigo Foodshare

Bridget’s passion for food security and her care for community inspire and drive her to create innovative grassroots community initiatives and stakeholder partnerships that are action focused, empowering, engaging and enduring to benefit the community. Bridget plays an integral role in delivering on Bendigo Foodshare’s dual strategy to combating food security - food relief provided in partnership with 80+ organisations across Central Victoria; and skill development delivered through initiatives designed to engage and empower young people and disadvantaged cohorts. Bridget has taken a partnership approach with the formation of the Grow Cook Share Food Hub, which is being co-designed by the community to ensure an inclusive food system where diverse groups of people are brought together.