We are here to serve

1,332,345

meals served face-to-face across the globe

In addition to the numbers above, RRT volunteers have donated millions of meals and counting through our iconic Food Box initiative. RRT displays care and compassion to people in crisis, providing free catering assistance and tangible support to emergency services, government and charitable organisations. Our team of volunteers are mobilised across the globe to serve where and when it is needed most.

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Our volunteers

14,500

people that care

Everyday in some small way, RRT volunteers lend a helping hand to people in need. Established in 2013 by the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC), RRT is inspired by community spirit and the gift of giving, and is a way for our community to put our faith into action.

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Our reach

16

countries

We deliver help and hope to people across the globe with teams in Australia, the United Kingdom, North & South America, the Caribbean, Canada, New Zealand and throughout Europe including Poland and Ukraine. Together we are Brethren.

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New Zealand Who We Support

Emergency & Disaster Relief

When natural disasters unfold, you can count on the Rapid Relief Team to be on the front line serving emergency service personnel with quality food and refreshments, and providing tangible support to those in need.
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Homelessness, Poverty & Hardship

RRT has a heart for the homeless, and supports homeless missions across the globe by serving meals and donating blankets and other essential items.
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Youth

RRT volunteers help bring joy into the life of disadvantaged youth by supporting youth-focused charities that empower young people to grow beyond adversities.
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Health & Disability

When it comes to health and disability, RRT steps in to support government and charitable organisations that raise vital funds and awareness for related causes.
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Community | Compassion | Support

Help us make a difference

Contribute through monthly or one-off donations and support the Rapid Relief Team’s work across New Zealand

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A special mention; The Wheelchair Basketball tournament held recently in late August at the Central Energy Trust Arena sponsored by Manawatu Wheelies Basketball TeamπŸ‘πŸ™Œ

The team members were incredible athletes and people.

It was a pleasure for our volunteers from Palmerston North to provide and serve a burger lunch with salad and refreshments for all those attending!

#parafed #parafedmanawatu #rrt #rrtcares #rapidreliefteamnz #rapidreliefteam
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We were absolutely blown away with what incredible meals we were given. Everyone was amazed and just had to go back for 2nds so that says it all. Thank you from all the Manawatu Wheelies Basketball Team for your on going support.

A big thank you to New Zealand Police, Porirua, for distribution of Rapid Relief Team NZ food boxes and supplying them to many families in need!πŸ€πŸ‘
#rrt #rrtcares #rapidreliefteam #rapidreliefteamnz #compassioninaction #NZPolice
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A big thank you to New Zealand Police, Porirua, for distribution of Rapid Relief Team NZ food boxes and supplying them to many families in need!πŸ€πŸ‘
#rrt #rrtcares #rapidreliefteam #rapidreliefteamnz #compassioninaction #NZPolice

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RRT you are just so awesome, ka rawe πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ€—πŸ€—

See our pics of the Auckland Police Launch coming into the Thames Wharf this morning for the Land Search & Rescue New Zealand and New Zealand Police Rescue Maritime Event! Students represented from different schools in the area are gathering around to be introduced shortly. 😁

The students will have a tour around the boat and will be made familiar with the workings of the vessel ☺️

Starting a sausage sizzle shortly 🌭...
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See our pics of the Auckland Police Launch coming into the Thames Wharf this morning for the Land Search & Rescue New Zealand and New Zealand Police Rescue Maritime Event! Students represented from different schools in the area are gathering around to be introduced shortly. 😁The students will have a tour around the boat and will be made familiar with the workings of the vessel ☺️Starting a sausage sizzle shortly 🌭...Image attachmentImage attachment

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Great to see these organisations all working together.

Here's some interesting reading... New Zealand Police, Tauranga had this to say recently;

The RRT food boxes are still being very well received by people in the community, with staff supplying them to many families in need. In addition to the Frontline Staff, our Youth and Family Harm Team have been utilising these with families they are working with. I have just replenished our supply – with more boxes arriving today.

We have used most of the hygiene packs etc that you supplied to us – these have gone to people living rough – in vans and cars, as well as supplying some to rangatahi (youth) in need who work with our youth development team.

Thanks again for your assistance with these supplies – in addition to assisting the community, they also help Police to build trust with individuals that are often wary of Police.
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Heres some interesting reading...  New Zealand Police, Tauranga had this to say recently;The RRT food boxes are still being very well received by people in the community, with staff supplying them to many families in need. In addition to the Frontline Staff, our Youth and Family Harm Team have been utilising these with families they are working with. I have just replenished our supply – with more boxes arriving today.
We have used most of the hygiene packs etc that you supplied to us – these have gone to people living rough – in vans and cars, as well as supplying some to rangatahi (youth) in need who work with our youth development team.
Thanks again for your assistance with these supplies – in addition to assisting the community, they also help Police to build trust with individuals that are often wary of Police.Image attachment
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