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.


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Stories from the road

Lighting Up The Night

Lighting Up The Night

    Wednesday Night Lights is underway again at Addi Road in Marrickville. Each week our community gathers to enjoy a free hot meal and host of wraparound services. The event has grown astronomically over the last year to meet community needs as well as sheer...

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Sharing the Light

Sharing the Light

We’ve heard our friend Richard Weeks is not well at the moment as he takes a little time out to deal with an eye operation. It’s hard to imagine anything stopping him for long.

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Programs & initiatives


Ten Ordinary Men: The Anzacs of Addison Road

Ten Ordinary Men: The Anzacs of Addison Road

  $8 Shipping Australia-wide (up to 3 copies)This project is supported by the Australian Government’s Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Create NSW’s Cultural Grant Program, a devolved funding program administrated by the Royal Australian historical society on behalf...


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.


Addi Road is the birthplace of multiculturalism in Australia. In 1976 the site was handed over to the community, after almost 50 years as a army depot. In earlier years it 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.

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