Brethren charity, the Rapid Relief Team (RRT), is collaborating with the NSW Government to deliver four thousand Food Boxes to families and individuals in need during the current Covid-19 lockdown.

Since the lockdown began, RRT has donated 2,624 Food Boxes, which is equivalent to 62,976 meals.

Containing a variety of non-perishable, long-life food, the RRT Food Box feeds a family of four for up to 48 hours.

The Rapid Relief Team is made up of volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC).

RRT were recently recognised for their sandbagging efforts protecting homes during the Western Sydney floods.

The Food Boxes are packed under Covid-safe conditions in RRT’s Emu Plains warehouse and then distributed via contactless delivery through professional courier services.

Brethren charity RRT food boxes distributed to help NSW during Covid-19

RRT Food Boxes ready for distribution

In collaboration with Resilience NSW and Service NSW, the RRT Food Boxes are prioritised and distributed to families and individuals requiring emergency food assistance.

Christian values of care and compassion are at the core of the Rapid Relief Team’s mission and services.

The RRT Food Boxes are an important initiative to help vulnerable persons self-isolating across NSW, during an especially challenging time.

Typical recipients of the RRT Food Boxes are temporary or casual workers, or the elderly, isolating at home.

RRT donated 9,585 Food Boxes across Australia through 2020.

About Rapid Relief Team

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church established the RRT in 2013 to express the Church’s principles of care and compassion.

The Brethren charity is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services at a range of charitable events and emergencies.

The RRT Food Box is an exclusive initiative designed to support communities and individuals in need.

The concept came about after wanting to do more for families and individuals affected by domestic violence. The Food Box provides emergency food supplies for people and families in need, and now supports people from low socio-economic backgrounds and those in crisis.