Coast Shelter unable to accept food donations

For the first time in its 27 years of operation, Coast Shelter at Gosford is about to run out of food.

The charitable organisation, which looks out for homeless and at-risk people in the region, has launched a funding appeal to help it support the community during the coronavirus pandemic.
CEO Rachel Willis said the last couple of weeks had been “incredibly challenging”.

“The coronavirus pandemic is being felt most harshly by people doing it tough, particularly the people and communities that we support at Coast Shelter,” she said.

“We want to keep everyone safe and manage the risk of infection, which is why we can’t accept food donations at this time.
“The safety and wellbeing of our community and continuation of our services are our top priorities.

“We know that not everyone has spare funds at the moment and that times are unpredictable, but a few dollars to put towards essential food would be the best gift we could receive.

For $10 we could provide a family with a meal.”

To help keep its doors open, Coast Shelter has launched its givit19 revolution appeal and is asking for online donations.
You can donate at

Media release, Mar 19
Coast Shelter CEO, Rachel Willis