Grains of Rice

Grains of Rice

Addi Road Food Relief Hub is in full swing. Up on what used to be the stage of our now converted Gumbramorra Hall, a group of people are scooping rice into 600gm bags.   The woman who seems to be in charge of the rice brigade calls out, “We just hit 500!”   “Only...
Control of the Game

Control of the Game

The playlist in the hall rocks along to Johnny Cash’s ‘Ring of Fire’ and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Down on the Corner’.  Someone must like their old classics. Volunteers packing hampers inside the Addi Road Food Relief Hub pick up on the musical tempo. They’re...
Life During Wartime

Life During Wartime

Melissa Holmes works for Stepping Out in Leichhardt. “It basically involves helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse to live in the community.” She’s come down to Addi Road’s Emergency Food Preparedness and Response Centre in Marrickville to pick up hampers being...
Under Pressure – Remembering Mental Health Month

Under Pressure – Remembering Mental Health Month

As Christmas approaches, we felt it was important we remember our Community.a.Fair event during Mental Health Month last October. Most especially, a remarkable panel conversation put together by Addison Road Community Organisation. It featured Camilla Martin from...