It’s a Long Way to the Top

It’s a Long Way to the Top

AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock n Roll)’  is pumping through the hall that Addi Road have converted into our Food Relief Hub.  About 30 volunteers step up the pace almost without thinking… canned tomatoes, lentils, baked beans, tea, noodles,...
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...
Who Was That Masked Man?

Who Was That Masked Man?

Matthew is a volunteer here at Addi Road’s Food Relief Hub. He’s been working with us now for a year and a half, right from when “the whole COVID thing” first started to have an impact on Sydney back in March 2020. He takes a generous view of why he has kept returning...
The Volunteer Family

The Volunteer Family

It’s like family here, they say. That’s why Annerie, Kerrie and Robyn come and volunteer at the Addi Road Food Pantry every week. This sounds nice, of course. But why keep doing it at the height of another pandemic outbreak in Sydney?  Their answers get more...
Word on the Street

Word on the Street

No one could doubt the psychological impact that Covid-19 has had on young people around the world, and it’s been no different in Australia, where youth mental health was already a serious concern well before the pandemic. According to Beyond Blue, over 75% of mental...