Donate food

+ household necessities

We really appreciate your help.

Non-perishable items—rice, flour, long-life UHT milk, tinned tomatoes and legumes—are welcome. Long-lasting fruit and vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, onions, apples and citrus are also appreciated.

We can only accept donations from the general public which are unopened and are in line with current health regulations.

Drop off times

Monday to Thursday, 7am – 2pm

Location

Addi Road Food Pantry, Hut 1 (southern side of the carpark)
142 Addison Road, Marrickville

What to donate

Individuals or community groups e.g. schools
Food
  • Fresh vegetables (long lasting e.g. potatoes, onions, carrots)
  • Fresh fruit (long lasting e.g. apples, citrus)
  • Rice
  • Flour
  • Pasta sauce
  • Cooking oil
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • UHT milk
  • Tinned tomatoes
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Dried pulses
  • Tinned fruit
  • Tinned fish
  • Instant noodles
  • Spices
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Jam
  • Honey
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Biscuits
Household goods
  • Toilet paper
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Razors/shaving foam
  • Sanitary products
  • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dishwashing liquid
  • Tissues
  • Nappies (larger sizes)
  • Baby wipes
  • Household cleaning items – tea towels, dishcloths, sponges etc.,

Business donations

Food businesses, retail outlets, stores and supermarkets can contact our Food Pantry Manager, Damien Moore.

We have a driver and a refrigerated vehicle available on weekdays to do pick ups across the Inner West.

Food relief

Latest News

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Politics and Poverty

“I think the real question you have to ask is, why is it that all this volunteer labour is providing this level of essential service and care?” Leong says, gesturing around the Addi Road Food Relief Hub.
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28 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Power to the People

A coalition of community organisations dedicated to the notion of a basic living wage is being discussed. With a focus on weaving an alliance over the issue with community organisations in swinging seats at the next election.
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22 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

It’s a Long Way to the Top

AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna to Rock n Roll)’ is pumping through the hall that Addi Road have converted into our Food Relief Hub. Chris Minns, State Labor Leader of the Opposition and the Member for Kogarah, is our guest hamper packer today.
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Really Linked In at Redfern

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14 September 2021 / Food Rescue

Grains of Rice

Erin and her two children, Yasmin and Ali, came to help at Addi Road Food Relief Hub: "It just feels good to give back."
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We are the Champions

We are honoured to be named BEST COMMUNITY GROUP in City Hub Sydney’s ‘Best of Sydney 2021’.
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“It feels good to communicate and work together. To be a part of it all together.”
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Deadly Good

“We have to be the change we want to see. And give people the hope I’m talking about. It’s about more than the food; it’s about the energy they see in us when we arrive.”
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11 August 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Here Comes the Night

Another end of day, only a trace of last bird call to see us into the evening. This place is a home to a lot of people, and a backstop to many more. Right now, Addi Road is serving as a lynch-pin between the larger food relief organisations and a plethora of civil society groups, charity and community organisations...
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Donations Act.

The Civil Liability Amendment (Food Donations) Act 2005, known as the Good Samaritan Act, protects food donors by limiting the liability of individuals and businesses that donate food, providing they meet certain food safety conditions: The food is donated in good faith for a charitable or benevolent purpose; the food is safe to eat when it leaves the possession or control of the donor; the donor gives the charity any information it needs to ensure the ongoing safety of the food.