SES volunteers responding to the vicious storms that lashed Melbourne’s south-east are being provided with meals from the Rapid Relief Team (RRT) as they work around the clock to clear debris.

RRT Local Team Leader Tom Garrett said volunteers from the Boronia Team were called in to initially provide dinner for first responders.

“The SES crews have been working through the night and today to respond to calls for help and clear debris caused by the devastating storm, so the least we could do is make sure they had some hearty food to keep them going,” Mr Garrett said.

Since the initial call out from the SES the support has expanded from the initial 220 meals provided for dinner.

“We now have 25 RRT volunteers from Boronia, Lilydale, Berrick, Melbourne and Warrigal who have served up 546 meals, including breakfast, lunch and dinner across two SES venues, Knox and Emerald,” Mr Garrett said.

“We are back out there today to provide another 525 meals.”

SES teams have been treated to hot bacon and egg rolls, subway sandwiches and RRT’s Signature Burgers.

“We are just glad we could provide some relief to the men and women who give up their time and effort to help others. Seeing the smiles on their faces is our reward.”

The RRT is the charitable arm of the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. Established in 2013, the RRT has more than 14,500 volunteers around the world who assist emergency services in times of disaster and crisis by providing meals and other support. Learn more about RRT.