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 – through our two Addi Road Food Pantries, Mobile Food Pantry, 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 Community Action Fund (ABN 416 653 758 779) proudly supports Addi Road Community Organisation. 


30 May 2019

Heat Treatment

“An architect might have a vision. Look at my wonderful green vision. They get permissions from councils and other bodies. Along the way to it being developed the money runs out. And suddenly the green bits fall off first. Eventually you have a non-green landscape. The notion of amenity has gone.” - Dr Peter Davies in a report from City Hub, Sydney.
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30 May 2019

How to Increase the Green Spaces in our Cities

Radio National's 'Life Matters' features one of the main speakers from our 'Rethinking the Urban Forest' conference – Dr Marco Amati, an environmental scientist and Associate Professor of International Planning at RMIT’s Centre for Urban Research. The program investigates how green spaces can be increased in urban environments.
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Rosanna Barbero, CEO of Addison Road Community Centre Organisation, in conversation with Councillor Anna York, Inner West Council. Rethinking the Urban Forest Conference. Photo by Mark Mordue.
25 May 2019

Root and Branch – ‘Rethinking the Urban Forest’ Today

"We've gone from planted Australian suburbs of the post-War period to a different kind of Australian dream: more built up and denser, an unregulated death by a 1000 cuts to the urban forest."
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Addi Road’s powerful documentary 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.

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.