Cost of living crisis
ABC TV’s The Drum

Cost of living crisis

ABC visited Addi Road to hear from CEO Rosanna Barbero and to see Addi Road experiencing a 160% increase in demand for its food relief services.
Addi Road on 9 News
9 News

Addi Road on 9 News

Minister for Lands and Water Kevin Anderson visited Addi Road in this news feature from Channel 9
Supporting Addi Road’s #RacismNotWelcome
Sydney Swans

Supporting Addi Road’s #RacismNotWelcome

The Sydney Swans threw their support behind Addi Rd's #RacismNotWelcome campaign by wearing special t-shirts in their Round 11 pre-game warm-up.
Swans team up with Addi Road for Flood Appeal
Sydney Swans

Swans team up with Addi Road for Flood Appeal

The Sydney Swans and Addi Road are coming together to collect ‘Cans for a Cause’ to help communities affected by the recent floods across NSW.
Kylie Kwong joins South Eveleigh eateries to cook Friday meals for ‘tired and exhausted’ RPA hospital staff
ABC News

Kylie Kwong joins South Eveleigh eateries to cook Friday meals for ‘tired and exhausted’ RPA hospital staff

South Eveleigh's local eateries are delivering "a big thank you" to the nurses and doctors in their local area by doing what they do best.
Anti-racism street signs delivering powerful message throughout Sydney’s inner west
ABC News

Anti-racism street signs delivering powerful message throughout Sydney’s inner west

Can a street sign end racism? Not likely, but it can start a hard conversation.
Supporting Sydney’s nurses: how Kylie Kwong and Addison Road Community Organisation are banding together to help
Gourmet Traveller

Supporting Sydney’s nurses: how Kylie Kwong and Addison Road Community Organisation are banding together to help

“It’s to say, we acknowledge what you’ve been through and what you’re going through now, and we really want to spoil you.”
Addi Road and South Eveleigh collaborate to nourish the frontlines at RPA
ABC Radio Sydney, Evenings with Sarah Macdonald

Addi Road and South Eveleigh collaborate to nourish the frontlines at RPA

“Food IS love”: Kylie Kwong on feeding healthcare workers.
Addi Road’s Hampers of Hope covered on Sunrise
Channel 7

Addi Road’s Hampers of Hope covered on Sunrise

In December 2021, Sunrise visited Addi Road to report on Hampers of Hope and put the spotlight on the tireless army of volunteers and supporters that made it happen.
Lockdown loaves and hampers
The Monthly

Lockdown loaves and hampers

The pandemic has led to a surge in people needing help putting food on the table.
‘We need to be alarmed’: food banks in overdrive as politicians allow Australians to go hungry
The Guardian

‘We need to be alarmed’: food banks in overdrive as politicians allow Australians to go hungry

"We need to be alarmed, not celebrate that we’re providing food to people.”
One Small World
ABC Radio Sydney

One Small World

Addison Road Community Organisation is a charity working to provide many forms of assistance at the one location, in Marrickville, Sydney.
Helping The Afghani Community
Inner West News

Helping The Afghani Community

Addison Road Food Pantry is providing food boxes to newly arrived Afghan refugees as well as helping with logistics and administration for families in Afghanistan trying to get out.
The Dignity Business
ABC Radio National

The Dignity Business

It’s the perennial question: what's for dinner tonight? But for a rising number of Australians experiencing food insecurity during the pandemic, the question has taken on new meaning. As NSW emerges from lockdown, Earshot shares a portrait of the community group, Addi Road and discovers what we can learn from their hyperlocal response to the crisis.
Community x Kylie Kwong: Rosanna Barbero
Gourmet Traveller

Community x Kylie Kwong: Rosanna Barbero

Kylie Kwong celebrates the individuals helping to grow a stronger community. This month, we meet Rosanna Barbero, chief executive of Sydney’s Addison Road Community Organisation.
Has Covid Cost Australia Its Love For Freedom?
The New York Times

Has Covid Cost Australia Its Love For Freedom?

"Many Australians see overreach all around them. There is little scientific evidence to support curfews, and Australia’s lockdowns have exacted a heavy and unequal toll. Rosanna Barbero, who runs a community organization in Western Sydney, cited the long-term costs: families with many children and only one computer for remote schooling; small-business owners drowning in debt. “It’s so much easier to follow the lockdown rules if you’re in a position of privilege and comfort,” Ms. Barbero said. “There’s a gender element, a race element, and there’s a class element.” But even she said that while more help was needed, the lockdowns were worth enduring."
‘You’re not made to feel like a beggar’: the local heroes helping the hungry
The Guardian

‘You’re not made to feel like a beggar’: the local heroes helping the hungry

"At the Addi Road Community Organisation in Sydney’s Marrickville, the demand for food relief has also spiked since June. With the LGAs of concern in south-west and western Sydney locked down longer and harder than the rest of the city, food insecurity has only worsened as the weeks have dragged on. Each week, around 300 volunteers can be found packing groceries, pantry items and personal care supplies into hampers inside a community hall, ready to be distributed all over Sydney, but particularly to the south-west and western LGAs. Pallets heaped high line the carpark, bound for various communities: Fijian, Aboriginal, Sudanese. Addi Road’s food pantry opens every day at midday, allowing around 2,000 people per week to choose their food. “The pantry is the height of dignity,” says the chief executive, Rosanna Barbero. “You get to choose what you want, you’re not made to feel like you’re a beggar or a problem. You can even get treats for your kids like ice-cream. Everyone’s kids deserve treats.” "
‘It all comes from his mother’: the surprising force behind Bryan Brown
Good Weekend

‘It all comes from his mother’: the surprising force behind Bryan Brown

“Brown!” says ex-Socceroo Craig Foster, who also volunteers at Addison Road, in the inner-western Sydney suburb of Marrickville. “I’m sorry I introduced him! I thought he was this half-unemployed, laid-back Aussie bloke; it turns out he’s the uber volunteer. I thought I was quite accomplished and he’s just blown me out of the water. He’s got grocery assembly lines, he’s got packing routines: he’s so good they’ve made him a sticker: ‘Bryan Brown Neat Packing Approved’. They love him! I’m never taking him anywhere ever again.”
Low-income households worse off in Sydney lockdown: One meal a day, early to bed to save on electricity
SBS Italian

Low-income households worse off in Sydney lockdown: One meal a day, early to bed to save on electricity

Rosanna Barbero, who runs a not-for-profit, narrates the plight of residents in some restricted LGAs of Sydney experiencing extreme food insecurity.
Behind the charity effort to help COVID cases in Sydney hotspots
The Sydney Morning Herald

Behind the charity effort to help COVID cases in Sydney hotspots

Every day, Canterbury-Bankstown councillor Bilal El-Hayek gets in the car with Amer Yassine, a volunteer with Lighthouse Community Support, and drives around south-west Sydney delivering hampers of food and hygiene products to households. Some families might be isolating, some have COVID-19, and others are struggling financially.
Feeding Families During Lockdown
7 NEWS

Feeding Families During Lockdown

Feeding the family has become harder than ever as COVID-19 continues to hit household budgets. The Australian Army is now lending a hand to charities and community organisations, as they join efforts to ensure that no-one goes hungry.
Sydney food charity builds lockdown ‘war map’
The Saturday Paper

Sydney food charity builds lockdown ‘war map’

In a community centre in Marrickville, in Sydney’s inner west, thousands of food hampers are being packed for people impoverished by the Covid-19 lockdown. Each day come more calls for help, and the response grows more elaborate.
Channel 10 at Addi Road Food Relief Hub with Coles and Second Bite
10 News

Channel 10 at Addi Road Food Relief Hub with Coles and Second Bite

"The City of Sydney has teamed up with Coles and food rescue group SecondBite to ensure pantry staples make it to our most vulnerable residents. The hampers will be distributed by grassroots organisations, including Addi Road in Marrickville, which is already giving out 2000 hampers a week, with demand climbing due to Covid."
Hunger heroes unite as food demand soars in NSW
Daily Telegraph

Hunger heroes unite as food demand soars in NSW

Last week, Addi Road Community Organisation packed and delivered 1200 food hampers across NSW and expect that number to double in the next 10 days.
How Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown is dividing the city
ABC NEWS

How Sydney’s COVID-19 lockdown is dividing the city

Demand for assistance from Marrickville’s Addi Road Food Pantry has increased by 20 per cent.
Demand for food relief doubles
10 News

Demand for food relief doubles

As lockdown begins to bite, an army of volunteers step up at Addi Road to meet surging demand for food relief.
Former Socceroo Craig Foster’s mission to deliver ‘Hampers of Hope’ this Christmas
Seven News

Former Socceroo Craig Foster’s mission to deliver ‘Hampers of Hope’ this Christmas

The holiday season is supposed to be a fun and festive time spent with friends and family, but for those doing it tough, it can be the total opposite. That’s why former Socceroo Craig Foster and the Addison Road Community Organisation, are creating 1000 ‘Hampers of Hope’ filled with groceries and goods. The baskets will be delivered to those less fortunate - including international students, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, casual workers who have been left vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and more – to show them they’re cared for this Christmas. Sunrise star Sam Mac spent Tuesday morning with Foster and Addison Road’s incredible team of volunteers as they packed the hampers to hear how you can help.

Seven Sunrise broadcasts from Addi Road

The holiday season is supposed to be a fun and festive time spent with friends and family, but for those doing it tough, it can be the total opposite. That’s why former Socceroo Craig Foster and the Addison Road Community Organisation, are creating 1000 ‘Hampers of Hope’ filled with groceries and goods. The baskets will be delivered to those less fortunate - including international students, victims of domestic violence, the homeless, casual workers who have been left vulnerable as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and more – to show them they’re cared for this Christmas. Sunrise star Sam Mac spent Tuesday morning with Foster and Addison Road’s incredible team of volunteers as they packed the hampers to hear how you can help.
Hope delivers at Addi Road
Channel 7

Hope delivers at Addi Road

Chef Neil Perry prepares meals each week for Addi Road to distribute to the local community who have fallen through the cracks of the Covid economic crisis.\
France 24 visits Addi Road to speak to International Students affected by Covid
France24

France 24 visits Addi Road to speak to International Students affected by Covid

This week the International news agency FRANCE 24 visited Addi Road to meet with International students who have been severly affected by the Covid pandemic.