Donate food

+ household necessities

e 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

4 June 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Here Comes the Sun – Addi Road has a brand new e-van charged from solar power

Addi Road has moved another step closer to a green future with the arrival of our e-van. Funded by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), our brand-new Renault EV Kangoo will be used to stop food from going into landfill by collecting food donations and providing it for those in need.
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2 June 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

‘What Are You Doing Mother?’

Two rather grand-looking women are sitting patiently on chairs outside the Addi Road Food Pantry in Marrickville. One has a floral shopping trolley; the other, a few carry bags at her feet overflowing with food. It's impossible not to want to take a photo of them. But they wave away the opportunity. Then they summon the photographer back to explain why they'd rather not have their picture taken.
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21 May 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Addi Road Volunteers Acknowledged at Awards

Addison Road Community Organisation is very happy to see our volunteers acknowledged this week at the Inner West Council’s 2021 Amy Large Volunteer Awards.
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19 May 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Gang of Youths in Banana Smoothie Rampage!

Emma, Sarah, Pokes, Will and Josh are down here again at Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville. Except for Sarah, who has come visiting her sister Emma, they all live in a big share-house in Newtown.
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11 February 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Faces of Addi Road: Joe

"When I saw the story on TV I saw your van, I saw the writing. And these people I knew getting their food."
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3 February 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Faces of Addi Road: Mary and Paul

"Working here ... you see a lot of people giving. It affects me a lot because it really does fill my heart with happiness to be in the middle of it all, helping out with everyone else." – Mary
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1 February 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Faces of Addi Road: Estelle

Estelle has been volunteering at Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville for the last year. “It’s been fun,” she says. “The people are nice. There’s such a variety of people from all steps of life who volunteer here ... "
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21 January 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Food Security, Social Justice and Donna Summer

Towards the end of 2020 our Food Pantry Manager, Damien Moore, reckoned he’d been working so hard the time had come to drag him away “in a straitjacket singing that Donna Summer song, ‘Enough is Enough (I can't go on no more!)’. I mean, it has been a pretty full-on year.”
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24 December 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

Matthew’s Christmas Ecosystem

"There is more to it than the hampers. We’re helping people, and we’re helping one another. We’re bringing people together. Helping people has different meanings to different people,” Matthew says sagely. “It helped me just to be here.”
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22 December 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

Not Forgotten – Addi Road’s Hampers of Hope and Mobilising for Mogo

“The hardest part is that the majority of people are still learning how to ask for help. Even after all this time it does not come naturally to them.” – Sallianne McClelland, Mobilising for Mogo, #Hampers of Hope at Addi Road.
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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.