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Southlakes Incorporated first opened its doors in 2013. The closest Foodbank was a 20 minute drive and the people most in need did not own a car or have enough money for petrol.

We opened our first premises in the old Lakes Mail building in Morisset and remained there for 18 months. We moved a few more times around Morisset till settling in our forever home at Cooranbong Community Centre, 614 Freemans Drive, Cooranbong, NSW 2265.

Since 2013 we have organised a big old fashioned Christmas party for our clients. Christmas 2020 saw us provide free hampers and toys to 1300 families.


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Home Deliveries, Our Essential bag comes with fruit, veg, fresh bread and tinned food $10. Plus you can buy up to 3 of each of the frozens: 500g pork $3, 4 x pies $3, 500g nuggets $3, 6 x Fishcakes $3. 150g sliced ham $1.5 & ravioli $2.50. Book in before 6pm Tuesday for Wed delivery ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you Share for your donation of period pads and tamponsWow! We cannot believe this HUGE number! 🤩

​Thank you so much to all of the generous people who donated to our March Dignity Drive.

​For the first time ever, Share the Dignity is able to fulfil the full requests made from the charities we support.

​Usually we have to minimise requests from our charities due to collection numbers... But not this March! This is all down to the generosity of our amazing supporters.

​So a big PINK thank you to all of our supporters, we cannot wait to see what comes of our August Dignity Drive.

​If you donated during this drive, can you please leave us a love heart in the comments ❤️

​In the meantime, if you're looking for ways to support us, you can:
​🩸 Tell a friend about Share the Dignity
​​🩸 Post on social media about period poverty
​​🩸 Donate directly to us on our website
​​🩸 Take part in our Period Pride survey

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Thank you Share the Dignity for your donation of period pads and tampons

Do you live in Gwandalan/ Summerdale Point? We need a volunteer for 1 or 2 hours on Thursday mornings to do home deliveries for us. (We will pay petrol--pick up food from Lake Munmorah)
Send us a message of call 0432580059 for more information.
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Manage weekly Foodbank deliveries in Wangi to Fennel Bay, Mannering Park, Blue Haven to Hamlyn Terrace and Gwandalan/Summerland Point.

Emergency Food Relief

Now supporting over 50 people with FREE emergency food relief packs every week, ask us how we can help you.

Support School Breakfast Clubs

Support four School Breakfast Clubs by providing Cereal, Milk, Fresh Fruit and Up N Go's. Across Lake Macquarie and Central Coast.

Homeless Outreach Service

We support numerous Homeless service providers throughout Lake Macquarie, Central Coast, Newcastle and Sydney.

Free Items for Newborns to 16yo

Everything for kids 0 to 16 Free of cost. We provide cots, prams, clothing and emergency supplies.

Distribute 100 Free Pre Cooked Meals

Distribute 100 Free pre cooked meals (made by 4 local restaurants) Thanks to Coast Hands, OzHarvest and Angel Zoo Child Care Centre.

Christmas Hamper Support

Our favourite time of the year. We get to give out hampers and toys for FREE!

Support School Welfare Programs

Weekly support 3 local school's welfare program with bread, fresh produce and pantry items.

Free Community Cafe

Our free monthly Colongra Bay Community Cafe. in partnership with Lake Munmorah United Bowling Club and Northern Lakes Neighbourhood Centre.

More Services Coming Soon

Coming Soon

Partners of Dress for Success

We are a referral agency for pack and send. This is our way of supporting women in need of clothing for important life events.

We Care Connect

We are a proud caseworker for We Care Connect, they collect community donations and give them to families in need.


If you feel we can help you or your community/school with any of the above please use the Contact Us page and we will be in contact.


Major Sponsors


Since 2013 OzHarvest has been and continues to be a great partner, with weekly donations of rescued produced. They sprang into action when Covid hit and started donating 50 pre cooked frozen meals and 20 hampers every fortnight. To be in a position to offer frozen meals to our most vulnerable has been amazing.


For seven amazing years Sanitarium has donated Weet-bix, So Good and Up n Go’s (bi-annually) Thank You for being a great partner and supporting Southlake’s Inc.

Second Bite

Through our partnership with Second Bite we have received an amazing 200,000 kilo’s of bread (One Million Dollars in bread and pastries) we have been able to pass on to our community for free. Thankyou Secondbite and Coles Bonnells Bay.

Servicing the following locations.

Cooranbong Community Centre

Colongra Bay Hall (Lake Munmorah)

Gwandalan Hall


Blue Haven

Free Sanitary Items

1 Pack Per Month

We are an Award winning charity


2018 Australia Day - Lake Macquarie


2019 Lake Macquarie Citizen of the Year


2020 Central Coast Australian of the Year


2020 Westfield Local Hero


2020 Ausmumprenuer - Big Idea


2020 Ausmumprenuer - Women Will Change The World


2020 Ausmumprenuer - Making a Difference


2020 NSW and ACT Regional Awards


2x 2019 Volunteers of the Year


2020 Hunter Volunteer of the Year


2021 Maitland - Woman of the Year

Thankyou Central Coast Council for supporting us.

Your grant has allowed us to provide 20 bags of food FREE for 26 weeks to the most vulnerable in the northern suburbs of Wyong.

Meet our board members

Thankyou Lake Macquarie City Council for supporting us.

Enabling us to do our bit for the environment. With a $3000 grant we were able to purchase 1500 re usable environmental bags. We are now saving over 20,000 plastic bags from ending up in landfil