Addison Road Community Organisation (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 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 going to landfill and provide food to more than 8,000 people.

We do this via our two Addi Road Food Pantries, our Addi Road Mobile Food Pantry, our Food Relief Hub and community partners. 

We rely on hundreds of committed volunteers and generous donors to 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 Community Action Fund (ABN 416 653 758 779) proudly supports Addi Road Community Organisation. 

‘Take Heart: Deadly Heart’ –  film gala screening at Addi Road

5.30pm Sat 8 October


Join Addi Road for a screening of Take Heart, Deadly Heart. This powerful documentary follows the stories of four First Nations children in remote communities grappling with Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD), a largely invisible, but preventable disease that has been eliminated in all other developed countries, but continues to burden those most vulnerable in Australia.

Our friends Hayley & Brett Kirk (Sydney Swans), first became aware of RHD when their successful effort to save their 10-year-old son Skout alerted them to this rare and treatable disease that is the leading cause of death among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

Join us for a special screening on Saturday 8 October

 Recent News

13 April 2022 / Arts & Culture, Featured, Food Rescue, Social Justice

Another Rainy Day in Sydney

Backyard table; golden leaves. Addi Road autumn in Marrickville. So much rain the wood of the old table is soaked right through. More than a moment’s silence can be found here. Our hearts and minds with friends in Lismore and all those flood-affected at this time.
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13 April 2022 / Arts & Culture, Featured, Social Justice

Easy Rider

Jennifer Killen is the force behind The Fair Trade Emporium. She’s also the beloved teacher and guiding light for ‘ZOOM Aunties’.
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25 March 2022 / Featured, Social Justice

Farhat and Her Love of School

Farhat Kohistani is making her protest. For the almost one million school-age girls now shut out of the education system by the Taliban. For the almost 15 million women trapped in her homeland beneath their oppressive rule.
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Recent awards

Study NSW: International student support award

Sustainable Cities

Addi Road: a rich history

Only just over 200 years ago, the land here at Addi Road was a seasonal wetland on the edge of a tall ironbark and turpentine forest cared for by the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation.

From 1916 Addison Road was an army barracks, then in 1976, the Commonwealth handed over a tired and dilapidated army depot for recreational and community use.