Providing food relief to those who need it most

The Addi Road Community Action Fund ensures that people in Sydney experiencing food insecurity can access healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food with dignity.

People in need are referred to us by more than 70 service delivery agencies working across Sydney. These agencies know their communities best and understand their needs, but don’t usually have the capacity to offer food relief to their clients. That’s where the Addi Road Community Action Fund comes in.

The diversity of beneficiaries reflects the widespread effects of growing inequality, entrenched disadvantage and workforce casualisation in Australia – all exacerbated by COVID-19.

Providing food relief to those who need it most

 

The Addi Road Community Action Fund ensures that people in Sydney experiencing food insecurity can access healthy, nutritious and culturally appropriate food with dignity.

People in need are referred to us by more than 70 service delivery agencies working across Sydney. These agencies know their communities best and understand their needs, but don’t usually have the capacity to offer food relief to their clients. That’s where the Addi Road Community Action Fund comes in.

The diversity of beneficiaries reflects the widespread effects of growing inequality, entrenched disadvantage and workforce casualisation in Australia – all exacerbated by COVID-19.

Who do we provide food relief to?

People accessing food relief thanks to the Addi Road Community Action Fund
include:

 

  • First Nations
  • Refugees
  • People seeking asylum
  • Seniors
  • Casual workers ineligible for welfare
  • Survivors of domestic & family violence
  • People experiencing
    housing insecurity
  • People in rental arrears
  • Other vulnerable people
    • First Nations
    • Refugees
    • People seeking asylum
    • Seniors
    • Casual workers ineligible for welfare
    • Survivors of domestic & family violence
    • People experiencing
      housing insecurity
    • People in rental arrears
    • Other vulnerable people

    How the Addi Road Community Action Fund helps

    1. Providing food relief hampers with our community partners
    2. Making culturally tailored food hampers for CALD communities in need
    3. Giving vouchers for use at the Addi Road Food Pantries
    4. Running the Addi Road Mobile Food Pantry to provide access to essentials where they’re needed
    5. Providing material aid like children’s educational and recreational supplies to our food relief beneficiaries

    Donate to the Addi Road Community Action Fund

    How the Addi Road Community Action Fund helps

    1. Providing food relief hampers with our community partners
    2. Making culturally tailored food hampers for CALD communities in need
    3. Giving vouchers for use at the Addi Road Food Pantries
    4. Running a Mobile Food Pantry to provide access to essentials where they’re needed
    5. Providing material aid like children’s educational and recreational supplies to our food relief beneficiaries

    Donate to the Addi Road Community Action Fund

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