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

13 March 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

Our Community Needs Food – Please Donate Now!!!

The demand for affordable groceries is shooting through the roof. Addison Road Community Organisation's FOOD PANTRY has seen a growth in customers of more than 20% every week for the last month. Food is a basic human right. Hunger is an injustice.
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5 February 2020 / Featured, Food Rescue

V is for Victory

"We love what Addi Road's Food Pantry does. Because of what we do at Vic on Park, avoiding food waste is at the forefront of our minds all the time – on a business level, and on an individual level too." Alex Smith, Manager, Vic on the Park Hotel.
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13 December 2019 / Food Rescue

Cold Chisel: putting food on the table

Jimmy Barnes: “There’s too many people in Australia going hungry."
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16 October 2019 / Food Rescue

Feed the People

We ask when the government will step up and do the work it should be doing to create a more equitable society where Australians can feel more sure of their next meal.
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16 August 2019 / Food Rescue

Meet Jay, Shift Team Leader at the Food Pantry

Meet Jay, Team Leader at the Food Pantry: "The reason I love rescuing food is because the amount of over-production is causing too much waste in the system.”
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18 July 2019 / Featured, Food Rescue

Meet Kruno, Executive Chef from The Hilton and WOWFood! Donor

Kruno Velican learnt from a very early age not to take food for granted. Growing up in Croatia, Kruno fondly...
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4 July 2019 / Food Rescue

Meet Deb & Judy, discerning rescued food shoppers

Last month we caught up with Deborah & Judy, discerning shoppers at the Food Pantry, both are the main food...
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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.