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

    Addi Road latest news

    7 November 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    When the Premier came to Addi Road

    NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian visited Addi Road on Friday 6th November 2020 to see our food security and food rescue work in action.
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    6 October 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Eilish

    "Unfortunately, we’ve been given this idea that we can’t create change without having money first. But we can make change. And we don’t have to be rich to do it."
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    18 September 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Sebastian

    “Right now I feel that the music of Brahms and this community [at Addi Road] break me free into some other feeling. I was here alone. This community help me. But it is about a lot more than food."
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    17 September 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Paul

    “For me personally, I can see that it is not as bad as it could have been. I’m healthy; my friends are all well. I guess I am getting used to the new normal.”
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    10 September 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

    Kevin gets around. He found out about the Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville at his water aerobics class. “A lady there volunteers here. She told me all about it. This is my first time here. I heard what she said and thought I must come. And I am sure glad I did!”
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    4 September 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Jack

    "I don’t want others to feel abandoned. Especially now that I am in a position of privilege, I can give back to others. I’ve finally worked out what I want to do and why I want to help people."
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    3 September 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Beautiful Day

    See our photo gallery and story on the opening of Addi Road Food Pantry Camperdown. "It’s about the building blocks for a community. That’s why I’m here.” - Jamie Parker, Member for Balmain.
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    1 September 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Gaylene

    "There’s a lot of low-income people around here in Camperdown, so they will really appreciate having the Food Pantry opening. But you know, I see people in private accommodation that are struggling. There’s people in nice houses and they are finding it hard even to pay their mortgage.”
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    27 August 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Faces of Addi Road: Kate and Max

    Kate and Max have been coming to the Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville “every week since it opened,” she says. Max looks up at his mum, a little sceptical about that claim. “I don’t remember coming when I was in kindy!”
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    24 March 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

    Addi Road’s Emergency Food Hampers

    Addison Road Community Organisation has re-purposed our Hall as a storage and production centre. Emergency food hampers are being prepared by our volunteer team (pictured) – and will be given to NGO's to deliver to their most vulnerable and isolated community members who are unable to shop at our Food Pantry.
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