Addi Road Food Pantry

Marrickville and Camperdown

Here at Addi Road, we believe that access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food is a human right.

Our Addi Road Food Pantry helps you stretch your budget and put healthy food on the table, while reducing your carbon footprint.

We rescue 8 tonnes of food every week

We sell packaged goods at very low cost. As soon as you spend $5 or more we offer free fruit, vegetables and bread.

We are supported by a fantastic team of volunteers, staff, partner organisations and business donors.

Why we created Addi Road Food Pantry

We created our Food Pantry in 2016 to respond to growing inequality and environmental food waste concerns. Our humble first store was in an old shipping container.

Emergency relief for communities and clients

Organisations looking for emergency food relief hampers or grocery vouchers for your community or clients, please contact our office on 9569 7633 or

Marrickville: Food Pantry

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
12 noon – 4 pm

12 noon – 7 pm

Addison Road Community Centre
142 Addison Road, Marrickville

Hut 1, the building covered in solar panels facing our big carpark.

By bus: 428 bus stops directly outside on Addison Road.
On foot: We’re a short walk from Enmore Park on Victoria Road or a 15-minute walk from Stanmore train station.
By car: We have disabled and free parking.

Camperdown: Food Pantry

Opening hours

Monday to Friday
12 noon – 4 pm

31 Pyrmont Bridge Rd, Camperdown

By bus: Any bus on Parramatta Road. Get off at Missenden Road. It’s a short walk from there.
On foot: Short walk from Sydney University, RPA hospital and Glebe.
By car: Limited parking available on streets nearby.

Who can shop at the Food Pantry?

Everyone is welcome. Whatever your financial situation, if you’re looking for low cost groceries or committed to reducing food waste, you are helping us keep our service open.

No proof of income or visa status is required. We believe that no one should be going hungry in Australia today. 

Get involved

You can support food relief for people struggling in 3 ways:

Robyn Addi Road Food Pantry volunteerJuly 2021

 What do Best before and Use by dates mean?


The Food Authority of NSW sets out some useful guidance on the difference between ‘Best before’ and ‘Use-by’ dates.

‘Best before’

‘Best before’ means the date which signifies the end of the period during which the intact package of food, if stored in accordance with any stated storage conditions, will remain fully marketable and will retain any specific qualities for which express or implied claims have been made.

Foods marked ‘best before’ are safe to be consumed after that date provided the food is otherwise fit for human consumption. These foods can be expected to retain their colour, taste, texture and flavour, provided they have been stored correctly.

Foods date marked ‘best before’ may be sold after this date, provided the food is not deteriorated or perished.

Examples of foods frequently marked ‘best before’ include canned foods, cereals, biscuits, sauces, chocolate, sugar, flour and frozen foods.

‘Use by’

‘Use by’ means the date, which signifies the end of the estimated period, if stored in accordance with any stated storage conditions, after which the intact package of food should not be consumed because of health and safety reasons. It is illegal to sell food, which has passed its ‘use by’ date:

A ‘use-by’ date tells the consumer the date by which the food must be eaten or thrown away. Food may be unsafe to eat after the ‘use-by’ date expires, even though spoiling may not be visible.

Nutrients in the food may become unstable after the ‘use-by’ date expires, which can have an adverse affect on the health of people who are ill or unable to eat typical food.

Foods date marked ‘use-by’ must not be sold after this date because the food could pose a health or safety risk.

Examples of foods frequently marked ‘use-by’ include perishables such as ready-to-eat chilled foods like smoked salmon, sliced ham, some small goods and shaved meats. They also include special dietary foods that provide the sole source of nutrition.


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