Lake food banks tighten belts and face desperate customers

By Scott Bevan
Updated March 21 2020 - 6:13am, first published 6:00am
RESTRICTIONS: Southlake Marketplace founder Christine Mastello with the contents of an "essential food pack" at the service's Cooranbong hub, with committee members Vicky Carr and Kerriann Dunn inspecting the shelves. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers

A network of food banks that helps disadvantaged people in southern Lake Macquarie is imposing new measures to contend with not just overwhelming demand but aggressive behaviour, as coronavirus-fuelled fears spread.

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