ABOUT ADDISON ROAD COMMUNITY CENTRE
The Addison Road Food Pantry launched in 2016 in response to growing inequality and environmental concerns.
They rescue 8 tonnes of food every week (pre-pandemic) and with support of volunteers, staff, partner organisations
and business donors and sell packaged goods at a very low cost.
Right now, the priority is to provide emergency relief to communities and individuals that are in desperate need of support. The Addison Road Community Organisation is seeing 20% increase in demand week-on-week since this lockdown began, with a sharp rise in the number of people doing it tough in Sydney right now.
Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club has contributed $10,000 to Addison Road Community Centre
This community funding will help the team at Addi Road to:
Source supplies and pack culturally appropriate ‘Asian Hampers’
(with guidance from our new ‘advising chef’ Kylie Kwong)
Provide petrol vouchers for families in need
Fill more than 100 general emergency food hampers
6,000 people a week are currently being assisted through:
1. Addi Road Food Pantry at Marrickville and Camperdown.
2. Mobile food pantry and outreach work.
3. Home delivery service.
4. Hampers distributed in partnership with civil society organisations.
Food is the connection to checking in on households and communities.
its understanding fears - connecting – responding & listening.