Local volunteers from Brethren charity, The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) in Castlemaine donated 100 Comfort Snack Packs to healthcare workers at the Castlemaine COVID-19 testing clinic recently.

The Comfort Snack Packs contain a number of tasty goodies, including nutrition bars, fruit cups, cheese and crackers, and some sweets.

Eben, local RRT Local Team Leader for Castlemaine, said the donation was a small token of appreciation to the local healthcare workers.

“The pandemic has created many challenges for Australians, particularly for our healthcare workers.”

“We’d like to thank the workers at the Castlemaine COVID-19 testing clinic who have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic to keep the community safe – putting the needs of others above their own.

“As with many of our frontline workers, they are often hard at work focused on keeping the community safe, and these snack packs will provide them with the fuel they need to keep going.

“We are inspired by community spirit and the gift of giving, so it’s our way of saying thanks for all their patience and care.”

The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church established RRT in 2013 to express its principles of care and compassion. It is staffed by Church volunteers who provide catering services at a range of charitable events and emergencies.

Globally, the RRT has more than 14,500 volunteers and operates in Australia, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, France, the United States, Canada and Germany.