St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army have experienced an increase in requests for food and financial assistance

Matthew Kelly
By Matthew Kelly
April 1 2020 - 7:00pm
Coronavirus causes uplift in calls for financial and food support from charities.

Welfare organizations St Vincent de Paul and the Salvation Army have experienced a sharp increase in requests for food and financial assistance resulting from the social upheaval caused by COVID-19.

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Matthew Kelly

Matthew Kelly

Journalist

Matthew Kelly has worked as a journalist for more than 25 years. He has been working as a general reporter at the Newcastle Herald since 2018. In recent years he has reported on subjects including environment, energy, water security, manufacturing and higher education. He has previously covered issues including the health and environmental impacts of uncovered coal wagons in the Hunter Valley, the pollution of legacy of former industrial sites and freedom of information issues.