Dec 14, 2016

Pantry doors opened to local families

Today I was pleased to attend the opening of the Food Pantry at Addison Road Community Centre. The event also served as the launch of the Mind the Gap Report into increasing inequalities faced by multicultural communities in the Marrickville area.

The Food Pantry will provide quality groceries and household products at affordable prices, plus free fruit, vegetables and bread for disadvantaged and vulnerable people in the Inner West.

Earlier this year I helped deliver a $20,000 grant for Youth off the Streets, located adjacent to the Food Pantry, to fix their outdoor deck and provide a community BBQ and shade sail.

I am going to continue to work with the team at Addison Road to make the Centre becomes an even more welcoming place for all local residents.

Diversity is the strength of our Inner West community and to protect that we must always offer a helping hand to people who are doing it tough.

I am very pleased to have been able to support the establishment of the Food Pantry which will help make sure that low income families have access to affordable nutrition.