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About

It is hard to go to sleep when you know there is no food for your family the next day

About

Christine (Founder) saw a need in her community in 2012. There were 2 foodbanks operating, 20 minutes north and 40 minutes south of Morisset but there was no public transport to either.

We started out in a tiny little room and stayed there for 12 months, we then moved on to a change room on a sports field for 18 months. Till we finally found our forever home at the rear of Cooranbong Community Centre.

10 years later in 2022 we have two walk in food shops in Cooranbong and Lake Munmorah, we also home delivery every Wednesday from Fennells Bay to Wyong and out to Gwandalan.

It takes a team of thirty-five volunteers to keep the Central Coast and Lake Macquarie fed each week and 90% of those volunteers started out as our customers.

During Covid’s two lockdowns we home delivered our free food hampers to 26,000 people. We still do not know how we did it!

Everyone here at Southlake’s Inc believe no one should go hungry in Australia.

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What we do

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.​

Our School Welfare Program​

We currently assist 5 schools every week with a bag of non-perishables, fresh produce, and bread.Support four School Breakfast Clubs by providing cereal, milk, bread and oranges across Lake Macquarie and Central Coast.​

Christmas Hamper Support​

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

Colongra Bay Community Cafe​

Our community lunches are held 1st Thursday of the month in May, July September and December.​

Free Items for Newborns to 16 years

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

Homeless Outreach Service

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

Emergency Food Relief​

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

Foodbank

Manage weekly Foodbank deliveries in Wangi to Fennel Bay, Mannering Park, Blue Haven to Hamlyn Terrace and Gwandalan/Summerland Point.

2022 Christmas and Toy hamper registrations now open

Our Impact

 
1 million
People fed over 10 years
 
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Tonnes of rescued food
 
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Free Haircuts

We are an Award winning charity

2018

Australia Day Award

Lake Macquarie City Council – Outstanding Community Centre

2018

2018

NSW Women of the Year Finalist

2018

2019

Lake Macquarie Citizen of the Year

2019

2019

Hunter Volunteer of the Year

2019

2020

Maitland Citizen of the Year

2020

2021

Local Business Awards

Outstanding Business

2021

2021

Westfield Local Hero

2021

2022

Australia Day Award

Central Coast Council – connecting business

2022

2022

Wyong Business Awards

Outstanding Community Centre

2022

2022

Westfield Local Hero

2022

Our Partners

GATEWAY CHURCH

Lake Macquarie Federal Member Pat Conroy

Get in Touch and find out how we can help.

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