Food rescue

The most significant climate action each of us can take is: to stop food going into landfill.

Here in Sydney, people are hungry while thousands of kilos of good food is thrown out every day.

At Addi Road we rescue food and fight hunger and make good food accessible to people experiencing food insecurity.

Diverting good food from landfill

The food we rescue is made available to some of the most vulnerable people in our community at our Addi Road Food Pantry and Food Relief Hub. This includes people experiencing homelessness and unemployment, single-parents, students, those on low incomes and others who find themselves struggling to put enough food on the table.

Every week we rescue a whopping 8 tonnes of food!

The War on Waste (WOW!) Food Inner West initiative is supported by NSW EPA.

Food Rescue Alliance

We collaborate the many community service organisations across the Sydney who provide daily food relief for their communities.

The Inner West Food Rescue Alliance, set up by Addi Road, determines ways that we can all work together to recover more surplus food, share equipment and resources and reach more people in need. 

$20 billion of food wasted every year

This year 3.6 million Australians (15%) experienced food insecurity. We waste $20 billion worth of food annually.

Food insecurity can negatively impact children in both the short and long term — their academic ability and health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease. The most affected are First Nations people (24%); unemployed people (23%); single parent households (23%); and low-income earners (20%).

Latest News

29 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Politics and Poverty

“I think the real question you have to ask is, why is it that all this volunteer labour is providing this level of essential service and care?” Leong says, gesturing around the Addi Road Food Relief Hub.
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28 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Power to the People

A coalition of community organisations dedicated to the notion of a basic living wage is being discussed. With a focus on weaving an alliance over the issue with community organisations in swinging seats at the next election.
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22 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

It’s a Long Way to the Top

AC/DC’s ‘It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna to Rock n Roll)’ is pumping through the hall that Addi Road have converted into our Food Relief Hub. Chris Minns, State Labor Leader of the Opposition and the Member for Kogarah, is our guest hamper packer today.
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20 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Really Linked In at Redfern

RedLink are a brilliant organisation working in collaboration with community members associated with the Redfern Towers housing estate. We're pleased to have connected with them.
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17 September 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Kind Regards

"People like to see kind stories in the media. The kind stories matter. The kindness matters. But people are being forced to ask why we need to be kind. And that is what we need to think about and respond to most of all. Why is it that we need to be kind?"
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14 September 2021 / Food Rescue

Grains of Rice

Erin and her two children, Yasmin and Ali, came to help at Addi Road Food Relief Hub: "It just feels good to give back."
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19 August 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

We are the Champions

We are honoured to be named BEST COMMUNITY GROUP in City Hub Sydney’s ‘Best of Sydney 2021’.
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19 August 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Who Was That Masked Man?

“It feels good to communicate and work together. To be a part of it all together.”
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18 August 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Deadly Good

“We have to be the change we want to see. And give people the hope I’m talking about. It’s about more than the food; it’s about the energy they see in us when we arrive.”
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11 August 2021 / Featured, Food Rescue

Here Comes the Night

Another end of day, only a trace of last bird call to see us into the evening. This place is a home to a lot of people, and a backstop to many more. Right now, Addi Road is serving as a lynch-pin between the larger food relief organisations and a plethora of civil society groups, charity and community organisations...
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Donations Act.

The Civil Liability Amendment (Food Donations) Act 2005, known as the Good Samaritan Act, protects food donors by limiting the liability of individuals and businesses that donate food, providing they meet certain food safety conditions: The food is donated in good faith for a charitable or benevolent purpose; the food is safe to eat when it leaves the possession or control of the donor; the donor gives the charity any information it needs to ensure the ongoing safety of the food.