Rapid Relief Team and Community Support Frankston have teamed up to deliver dozens of food boxes to Frankston residents who are self-isolating after being tested for COVID-19. Fifty-four boxes of food, paid for by Community Support Frankston, were delivered to Ambassador Apartments residents last Friday by RRT volunteers alongside Peninsula Health staff.
RRT managing director Ron Arkcoll said the organisation was “humbled” to be able to help the residents. “Our volunteers will continue to step up to the challenge and are committed to supporting our local communities through these tough times,” Mr Arkcoll said.
Steve Phillips, the manager of the not-for-profit Community Support Frankston, said it was “fantastic” having RRT present during COVID-19 testing at the apartments. “(It is) great to know that those getting tested had enough food to see them through the weekend and self-isolate while waiting for their test results,” Mr Phillips said.
The RRT Food Box initiative has delivered more than 5000 food boxes to people in crisis, including those in self-isolation, children in need, and families suffering from domestic violence. If you live in Frankston and are in need of support, call Community Support Frankston on 9783 7284.