The Keeper

The Keeper

Clint Bolton seems a little melancholic today, like someone who is leaving home very reluctantly.   There are farewell speeches happening for him inside the hall that we have repurposed as our Addi Road Food Relief Hub. Clint has been coming here four mornings a week,...
Hit the Road

Hit the Road

If you have ever played that woodblock puzzle game Jenga, you will have some idea of how tight and delicate a fit it can be stacking a semi-trailer full to the brim with pallets. So much space and, right down the centimetre, just enough room to get it done well. The...
Ghosts of Action

Ghosts of Action

The office of the Addison Road Community Organisation. Quiet, unusually early today, as people work remotely and others leave for meetings or simply head home exhausted.   We love the mismatched vintage furniture, the books and files and magazines covering the desks...
The Giving Days

The Giving Days

Kim and Hannah are here from Junction Neighbourhood Centre (JNC) filling up a van load of hampers at the Addi Road Food Relief Hub. Both of them have seen a lot with COVID-19 and its impact in the community. It might seem hard to equate their brightness with the work...
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...