What a day! Thank you to everyone who attended our Addi Road Writers’ Festival.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robyn White, a volunteer at Addi Road Food Pantry, told the meeting demand had increased dramatically over the past 12 months, with 20 or 30 people waiting outside an hour before the facility opens.
Stay-at-home mother Glenda Pontes has been visiting the Addi Road food pantry in Sydney’s inner-west for years to purchase snacks at a low price. Now she has to rely on the charity to put all food on the table.
Addison Road Community Organisation, known to locals as Addi Road, is a community centre based in Sydney’s Inner West that is a regular recipient of food from SecondBite, as well as a Coles Nurture Fund grant.