As a primary distributor within the foodservice industry, our forecast for purchasing due COVID-19 left us with an overflow of stock. Items such as dairy and fresh goods needed to be dealt with quickly so we aimed to donate our stock, preventing food from going into landfill. Knowing how many were being effected we wanted to contribute to the families who were struggling due to the outbreak of the pandemic. The team at Addison Road Community Organisation were more than happy to help.
Who are they?
Addi Road is a low cost, food rescue grocery shop. They take in quality food preventing it from being wasted by making it available to the community. Their mission is simple – to rescue food and fight hunger. They’re now rescuing more than three tonnes of food every week and are supported by a fantastic team of volunteers, staff, partner organisations and business donors.
How they’re helping during COVID-19
Addi Road is providing boxes of groceries, bread, fruit and vegetables to hundreds of households across Sydney each week. These include at-risk young people, people seeking asylum and international students who cannot access JobKeeper or JobSeeker payments, along with individuals and families who are indigenous, single parents, homeless, boarding house residents, elderly or sick, students and casual workers who are now more vulnerable under COVID-19.
How can you contribute?
You can support the Food Pantry in several ways through volunteering, donating food and other goods, or by making a small donation. You can find more information about them on their website.