We are here to serve

1,853,933

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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Thank you Rapid Relief Team NZ

It firefighters must be SO hot in those suits. They will be grateful for the RRT handouts!

Jack West Rob Cameron

Canterbury - Fire and Emergency are currently battling a huge forestry fire on the Port Hills near Christchurch. After it broke out yesterday afternoon, RRT were on-hand to provide an evening meal for the firies and New Zealand Police. From 6am this morning, 23 fire appliances and fresh crews were back on the job supported by 13 helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft dropping retardant πŸ”₯ πŸ’ͺ
We'll be onsite throughout the day refreshing the crews with meals.
Stay safe everyone ❀️ #RRTcares #firefighters Fire and Emergency NZ
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Canterbury - Fire and Emergency are currently battling a huge forestry fire on the Port Hills near Christchurch. After it broke out yesterday afternoon, RRT were on-hand to provide an evening meal for the firies and New Zealand Police. From 6am this morning, 23 fire appliances and fresh crews were back on the job supported by 13 helicopters and two fixed-wing aircraft dropping retardant πŸ”₯ πŸ’ͺ
Well be onsite throughout the day refreshing the crews with meals.
Stay safe everyone ❀️ #RRTcares #firefighters Fire and Emergency NZImage attachmentImage attachment

12 CommentsComment on Facebook

Always there where needed RRT. You do an amazing job.

Amazing effort once again. Great work RRT! ❀

Love your work RRT! ❀️

Really appreciated the feed last night. Thanks for doing what you do.

Thank you for the great job you guys do. You are awesome.

Keep up the great work team!

Keep up the great work πŸ‘

Great stuff RRT

RRT - Legends πŸ€©πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Great work RRT

Thanks for update.

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The Pouto Lighthouse Challenge is an annual event held near Dargaville, raising money for the Cancer Society Auckland Northland.
Participants biked, ran or walked the 17km distance along the beach from Waikaretu Marae to Pouto Lighthouse and back, before enjoying a BBQ lunch from RRT 😁 πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ
#RRTcares #poutolighthousechallenge
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The Pouto Lighthouse Challenge is an annual event held near Dargaville, raising money for the Cancer Society Auckland Northland.
Participants biked, ran or walked the 17km distance along the beach from Waikaretu Marae to Pouto Lighthouse and back, before enjoying a BBQ lunch from RRT 😁 πŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ
#RRTcares #poutolighthousechallengeImage attachmentImage attachment+7Image attachment

1 CommentComment on Facebook

What an amazing community the RRT are…Great respect to them….

Recently we were very lucky to be chosen by Emma-Jane's Foodservice customers as their charity of choice, 😍 and gifted 31 cartons of delicious Lemon Tarts!
Instead of eating them all ourselvesπŸ˜‰we decided to on-gift them to the Legacy Church, which is a Palmerston North community group who provide free meals for less fortunate local families.
We hope the lucky recipients of the tarts enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed being part of this trail of giving πŸ˜‡ πŸ‹
#RRTcares
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Recently we were very lucky to be chosen by Emma-Janes Foodservice customers as their charity of choice, 😍 and gifted 31 cartons of delicious Lemon Tarts!
Instead of eating them all ourselvesπŸ˜‰we decided to on-gift them to the Legacy Church, which is a Palmerston North community group who provide free meals for less fortunate local families.
We hope the lucky recipients of the tarts enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed being part of this trail of giving πŸ˜‡ πŸ‹
#RRTcaresImage attachmentImage attachment

1 CommentComment on Facebook

Super grateful.

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