The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) are continuing delivery of Food Boxes to vulnerable people including those in self-quarantine, children in need, and families suffering from domestic violence in the NSW Riverina.
Over the past few weeks, over 300 boxes have been delivered to people in the wider area to places such as Wagga Wagga, Griffith, Albury, and Deniliquin, including 60 boxes to Leeton Connect with Kindness and 100 boxes to Leeton High School to distribute to those in need.
As announced last month, RRT partnered up with the NSW Government to deliver thousands of donated RRT Food Boxes to families across the state.
The boxes provide food to those who may be struggling or otherwise unable to leave their home, with most recipients unemployed workers, the elderly, those who are in self-quarantine, and families suffering domestic violence.
Thousands of RRT Food Boxes continue to be safely packed by volunteers from the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), to be delivered to individuals and families all across NSW.
RRT Managing Director Ron Arkcoll said care and compassion were at the core of RRT’s outreach programs and said their goal was to deliver each RRT Food Box within a 24-hour window, where possible, once the request for support was received.
“COVID-19 continues to force us all to reconsider how we go about our daily lives; and so, while we’re currently not able to cook our usual RRT BBQ, we can deliver food to those in need,” he said.
“We’re asking the people of NSW – if you are in need – perhaps you’re elderly, currently without work, or in self-quarantine – please reach out and register for a free Food Box.
“Already over 300 boxes have been delivered in the wider Riverina including 60 to Leeton Connect with Kindness and 100 to Leeton High School.
“The process is very simple – to register for a RRT Food Box, call 13 77 88.
“Lastly, I want to again reiterate my thanks to the NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro and the NSW Government for their continued support,” he said.
Ron Arel, Coordinator for Leeton Connect with Kindness, said, “we’d like to offer a huge thanks to the RRT team for helping make these available to us.”
“We’ve got food packs that we are going to be able to get out to help members of the community.
“We’ve reached out to various schools to help identify families in need and vulnerable children.
“And of these packs, we expect that they’re all going to be gone by the end of the day to families that are really doing it tough right now.
“Again, we’d like offer a huge thanks to the RRT team for helping us get these resources into our community.”
If you live in NSW and need support, please call 13 77 88, so help can be organised.