What a day! Thank you to everyone who attended our Addi Road Writers’ Festival.

Addi Road

A small charity with a huge impact

Working with the community, we elevate human rights, arts & culture and sustainability.

We rescue food, fight hunger, and are leaders in the grassroots #RacismNotWelcome campaign with our Ambassador, Craig Foster.

We stand in solidarity with diverse communities in times of need.

Fighting hunger

Every week we divert over 8 tonnes of food from landfill and provide food to more than 8,000 people at our two Addi Road Food Pantries and Food Relief Hub. 

Hundreds of committed volunteers and generous donors make this possible.

The best way to help?

Donations are the lifeblood of our food relief efforts. We are not government funded.

All donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Addi Road Foundation (ABN 41 653 758 779) proudly supports Addi Road Community Organisation.


We believe access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food is a human right. Our Addi Road Food Pantry helps anyone in need to stretch their budget, reduce food waste and put healthy food on their table.

Stories from the road

Healing Fire

Healing Fire

Last night we came together in a ‘healing circle’ around a fire at Addi Road. Our event was called Shifa-Kanyini… in Arabic the word ‘shifa’ means healing; in Pitjantjatjara the word ‘kanyini’ evokes a concept of responsibility and unconditional love for all creation.

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Telling a Better Story

Telling a Better Story

Our customers of the week, Kim and her daughter, tell us about their lives and give us some thoughts on why Addi Road Food Pantry is such a beautiful place to visit.

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Close to Home

Close to Home

A new report from Food Bank Australia reveals that 3.7 million households (36%) experienced moderate to severe food insecurity in the last year. The report also reveals that almost half of Australia’s population is feeling anxious about being able to consistently afford or access adequate food.

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Programs & initiatives


Addi Road’s powerful film Die. Or Die Trying: Escaping the Taliban is the gripping and emotional experience of 15 young women from Kabul as the Taliban invade their city and seize power.


The birthplace of multiculturalism in Australia, the grounds of what is now Addi Road was handed over to the community in 1976 after 60 years as an army depot.

Before the army depot, it was sold off for cheap housing, was a market garden and brick-making site. Prior to 1852 it was a seasonal wetland on the edge of a forest cared for by the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

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