With the help of the NSW Rural Fire Service, RRT donated ten Food Boxes to people living near Yerranderie, NSW after they were cut off by flood waters and landslides.
NSW has battled some the worst floods in living memory recently – causing widespread damage to property and homes across the State. Residents in the Yerranderie State Conservation area were hit harder than most with the single road in and out of the township washed away.
Yerranderie is an old silver mining township to the west of Picton in the Yerranderie State Conservation area. It’s sometimes referred to as a ghost town as there are no longer any permanent inhabitants – but there remains a number of old houses and shops.
RRT was more than happy to help, airlifting ten Food Boxes with an RFS helicopter.
The Food Boxes support was just one of a number of initiatives the RRT turned their hand to during the floods – with RRT volunteers also packing (and in some instances delivering) more than 17,000 sandbags for community members in West and South West Sydney.
RRT Food Box contains a variety of non-perishable, long-life food and can feed a family of four for up to 48 hours. They continue a range of food and supplies for the typical home pantry – from noodles and Weetbix to tinned goods and muesli bars.