Addi Road provides Christmas boost for local families with $12,000 grant

20 December 2021

Families hit hard by the pandemic will receive some Christmas treats, with the delivery of more than 700 hampers, from the Addi Road Food Relief Program.

Executive Director of Delivery Craig Stallan says Transgrid was proud to support Addison Road Community Organisation (‘Addi Road’) and its volunteers who are packing and distributing the hampers this week.

“We know it’s been hard for many people across Sydney and NSW and one way we can help communities is by supporting outstanding not-for-profit organisations through our Community Partnership Program,” said Mr Stallan.

“We are proud to help Addison Road Community Organisation and we hope the hampers provide a small amount of joy to families in and around Marrickville,” he said.

Member for Lakemba, Mr Jihad Dib MP joined Transgrid representatives and volunteers at Addi Road to help pack the hampers.

Mr Dib said “2021 has been a tough year. Families in lockdown already doing it tough were put under immense pressure to make ends meet. Organisations like Addi Road were invaluable in easing the burden.

“These 720 hampers will assist in sharing the Christmas cheer to all and I’m grateful to Transgrid for supporting this worthwhile cause and to Addi Road for being a pillar of the community.”

Addi Road CEO Rosanna Barbero said the hampers will be delivered to families that have been struggling to survive since the start of the pandemic in March, 2020.

“These hampers are more than just food, they will bring joy and love and people will understand that they are important and that they matter,” said Ms Barbero.

For more information about Transgrid’s Community Partnership Program, visit:

Transgrid media contact:

Michelle Stone 0438 293 917