Addi Road in the Media

How NSW coronavirus shutdown left Daniel Cortez homeless and starving
ABC News

How NSW coronavirus shutdown left Daniel Cortez homeless and starving

The day after he lost his job, Peru closed its borders and there are no commercial flights operating for him to get back.
Hampers to Support the Muslim Community This Ramadan
2SER Radio

Hampers to Support the Muslim Community This Ramadan

The 21st of May marked the end of Ramadan, a Holy month in the Muslim calendar marked by packed Mosques and evening feasts with family. Between social isolation restrictions and food price hikes, COVID-19 dramatically impacted how Ramadan was celebrated this year. In Marrickville, the Addison Road Community Centre Organisation or Addi Road, quickly transformed a local hall into a food deployment operation to help those struggling through Ramadan. We joined by Rosanna Barbero, CEO of Addison Road Community Centre Organisation.
National Volunteer Week shows volunteering as important as ever
SBS Radio

National Volunteer Week shows volunteering as important as ever

Volunteers have remained on the frontline during the COVID-19 pandemic, whether it be packaging food for those in need, or checking in on the vulnerable.
Coronavirus lockdown leaves international tourists stranded in Australia
ABC News

Coronavirus lockdown leaves international tourists stranded in Australia

"At a time like this — an unprecedented health crisis — we don't make a distinction between a citizen or a non-citizen, everybody is in need," ARCCO chief executive Rosanna Barbero said.
Helping with hampers during Ramadan
SBS News

Helping with hampers during Ramadan

@sbsnews_au story on the amazing work at Lakemba Mosque yesterday helping vulnerable people with food hampers and bringing communities together for one another in a demonstration of true Australian values of fairness, inclusion, acceptance and shared humanity.
Addi Road teams up with stars of sport
SBS

Addi Road teams up with stars of sport

The amazing guys at Addison Road Community Centre are being assisted by local sporting club volunteers, including some former Sydney Swans Kieran Jack and Nick Smith and current Captain, Luke Parker.
Push For Sports Clubs To Join Volunteer Army
Channel 10

Push For Sports Clubs To Join Volunteer Army

With stadiums, courts and ovals empty, Aussie athletes are starting to use their free time to help local communities, and they want players from all codes to join them #PlayForLives.
ABC The Drum – International Students flock to Addi Road for food relief
ABC The Drum

ABC The Drum – International Students flock to Addi Road for food relief

Ellen Fanning joins Ian Hickie, Adele Ferguson, Nyadol Nyuon and Amanda Vanstone to discuss the latest on COVID-19 including whether we need more support for international students - some who've turned to charity for help.
Foster, Goodes dream team urges footballers to become ‘volunteer workforce’
Sydney Morning Herald

Foster, Goodes dream team urges footballers to become ‘volunteer workforce’

Former Socceroo Foster and AFL legend Goodes are spearheading a new campaign to encourage grassroots athletes who have no games to play to sign up as volunteers to help the elderly and disadvantaged.
Food relief hungry for help
City Hub

Food relief hungry for help

The Addison Road Food Pantry, a food relief operation in Marrickville run by the Addison Road Community Organisation (ARCO), is experiencing a substantial surge in users since the COVID-19 coronavirus began infecting Australians.
‘It’s about togetherness’ – Fozz urges communities to unite for common cause
SBS

‘It’s about togetherness’ – Fozz urges communities to unite for common cause

After years of professional sports becoming increasingly detached from the communities they came from, Craig Foster hopes adversity can bring the two together.
How Mamma Penny could change lives for refugees and single mums in south west Sydney
Daily Telegraph

How Mamma Penny could change lives for refugees and single mums in south west Sydney

It took this virus to expose our meanest streak – the pitiful Newstart allowance
Sydney Morning Herald

It took this virus to expose our meanest streak – the pitiful Newstart allowance

Craig Foster rallying sport to ‘play for lives’ in volunteer response
Sydney Morning Herald

Craig Foster rallying sport to ‘play for lives’ in volunteer response

Addison Road Community Centre Organisation chief executive Rosanna Barbero said working with Foster was "one of the best working relationships we've had and we love him".
Food, affordable food
City Hub

Food, affordable food

Dead Set
The Electrified Journalist

Dead Set

You wish this was true. But you know it’s a lie. And you know they know they are lying too. And they don’t care about their lies. Of course, it’s a class war. A war on a huge and growing underclass.
WOW! WOW! WOW!
Love Food Hate Waste

WOW! WOW! WOW!

Last week the Addison Road Community Centre celebrated a huge milestone by launching the W.O.W. (War on Waste) Inner West campaign. This launch is a culmination of years of hard work, dedicated Addi Road staff and passionate local businesses who donate their surplus food to the Food Pantry, instead of sending it to landfill.
Addi Road launches War on Waste campaign to help boost food relief
Local News Plus

Addi Road launches War on Waste campaign to help boost food relief

Minister Kean is a big supporter of ARCCO’s food rescue program, recently launching a film featuring a day-in-the-life of the Food Pantry; he also made a surprise announcement that he was donating $93,000 to help expand WOW.
The One-Story Tree House
City Hub

The One-Story Tree House

Along with an ecologist, arborists and trained observers, children were invited to take part in this project through school tours and art classes. When it became clear this experiment was working, that bird life and other fauna were making use of the hollows and the preserved structure of this now dead Sydney blue gum, one of the arborists on the project broke down and cried with happiness.
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