What We Do
We’re ready to serve
Every day in some small way, RRT volunteers offer a helping hand to those in need. Over time, we’ve channelled our support efforts into four key areas: youth, emergency services, homelessness, health and disability.
The Rapid Relief Team provides warm meals to a variety of New Zealand charities as a modest gesture of support. From planned menus at larger charity events, to setting up catering camps on the fringe of New Zealands’s natural disasters – our volunteers are accredited and trained to provide a quality food service when needed.
New Zealand’s Youth Charities
RRT volunteers BBQ and cheer from the sidelines at Wesley Mission’s Youth Olympics. We support the development programs run by Australia’s Police-Citizens Youth Clubs. And we serve with quiet compassion and kind hearts at Walk for Daniel events.
New Zealand’s Emergency Services
RRT are organised and mobilised to respond to natural disasters. You’ll find us in times of tragedy and crisis through fire and flood, replenishing New Zealand’s emergency services crews on the ground and around the clock until the crisis is averted.
New Zealand’s Homeless Missions
RRT supports the charitable work of a number of religious denominations, along with state and local government funded services for the homeless. Sometimes our catering services feature on regular rotation at homeless events, and sometimes we’re called upon to donate food or clothing – either way we’re happy to help.
New Zealands’s Health & Disability Charities
RRT offers catering support at larger sponsored events such as Special Children’s Extravaganza, or the Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. Our volunteers can be found handing out water to thirsty cyclists while serving ‘sausages with sizzle’ – to give a little something back to event participants, volunteers and organisers.
More often than not RRT have to operate within small windows of time to serve those in need and there is no time for queues!
RRT’s suite of custom made equipment consists of BBQ Trailers, fully fitted out for efficient onsite catering. Detailed attention has been applied to our prototypes to ensure the designs will allow our volunteers to execute their tasks efficiently and effectively, providing rapid relief to our beneficiaries.
Our BBQ Trailers have been built to sustain rugged terrain and come with a BBQ and canopy at the rear and drawers and compartments to carry all the necessary utensils and consumables to cater at an event. They also house our marquees, tables, bins, urns, water tanks and other minor equipment.