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...
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...
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...
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 Language of the People

The Language of the People

On buses and trains. By pushbike. On foot. They all come. Some who can speak English quite well. Others who look less sure, dependent on a friend to speak for them. Andres is a volunteer for United For Colombia, a not for profit organisation that he says “is designed...
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