Reality on the Ground

Reality on the Ground

“I’ve been thinking how there are two sides to the pandemic,” says Rosanna Barbero, CEO for the Addison Road Community Organisation in Marrickville. “I know everyone is really scared this time. I’m actually a bit nervous, too. This bloody Delta strain is so...
Faces of Addi Road: Estelle

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 … we have students, a Qantas engineer … then there’s the...
The Man With No Face

The Man With No Face

“What’s going on here?” a middle-aged man asks. He stands at the table set up by Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) outside Addi Road’s Food Pantry Marrickville. I tell him we are helping put together Christmas cards from people who are unemployed and...
When the Premier came to Addi Road

When the Premier came to Addi Road

When the Premier comes visiting you tend to tidy up the house, put on your best clothes and pray it doesn’t rain. This cool November morning it pours down, of course. Inside Gumbramorra Hall our staff and volunteers are setting up long tables and the production line...
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