A popular city nightspot is gearing up to raise some much-needed funds for Warrnambool's Food Share.
The Warrnambool Laneway Bar will host its annual charity night next week, with all profits donated to Warrnambool and District Food Share, which has serviced the south-west region for seven years.
Bar proprietor Patrick O'Brien said the local charity stood out from this year's record 20 entries.
"Part of our small criteria is that the charity has a real impact on our community," he said.
"We often receive suggestions to donate to charities that are Australian-wide but we aim to keep it localised."
Mr O'Brien said the food-sharing service encompassed a number of other south-west charities, including those targeting youth and domestic violence survivors.
"Food Share helps a lot of people who are struggling to put food on the table, so even those that were unsuccessful this year will benefit from the charity night."
Warrnambool and District Food Share vice-chair Tonia Wilcox said volunteers were honoured to have been chosen out of a pool of 20 worthy charities.
"I think it is indicative of the strong place we have in the hearts and minds of Warrnambool," she said.
Food Share started in 2013 and services all of the south-west region.
Ms Wilcox said the group needed $100,000 per year to operate the free emergency food relief service.
She said 13,500 people were fed last year, with 5000 hampers distributed and over 46,000 meals delivered.
The Laneway Bar charity night will be held on February 21 and will include live music, happy hour between 5pm and 8pm and food available through Laneway Eats.
The event has previously raised a combined $25,000 for Leila Rose Chow, Lets Talk, Peter's Project, Standing Tall and the All Abilities Choir.
Mr O'Brien said he hoped to raise at least $5000 and urged the community to dig deep at the door.
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