Food Security, Social Justice and Donna Summer

Food Security, Social Justice and Donna Summer

Towards the end of 2020 our Food Pantry Manager, Damien Moore, reckoned he’d been working so hard the time had come to drag him away “in a straitjacket singing that Donna Summer song, ‘Enough is Enough (I can’t go on no more!)’. I mean, it has been a pretty...
Sending Out A Message

Sending Out A Message

The Australian Council of Social Service have come down to Addi Road today to set up a table outside our Food Pantry and encourage people to send a few Christmas cards to our politicians. It may not be a card they like to get. But every one them is certainly...
Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

Faces of Addi Road: Kevin

In the middle of taking Kevin’s photo, I step backwards and trip over a dog bowl filled with water. I say “Jesus!” Kevin laughs and says, “See, you’re on the right track already.” Kevin is in the Salvos. He does what he says is called “their hotel ministry”. “All the...
Faces of Addi Road: Kate and Max

Faces of Addi Road: Kate and Max

Kate and Max have been coming to the Addi Road Food Pantry Marrickville “every week since it opened,” she says. Max looks up at his mum, a little sceptical about that claim. “I don’t remember coming when I was in kindy!”   Kate gives him a nudge. “No. That was on...
The Belmore Connection

The Belmore Connection

Addison Road Community Organisation’s Mobile Food Pantry has been out at Belmore this morning, doing deliveries in the rain because of the enormous need for food in the area. This has been especially the case after the government failed to cover temporary visa holders...
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