Rapid Relief Team serve up burgers and sausage rolls to Redland City SES during Stradbroke training day

FOOD: Rapid Relief Team volunteers serve lunch to the SES during a Stradbroke Island training day.
FOOD: Rapid Relief Team volunteers serve lunch to the SES during a Stradbroke Island training day.

A VOLUNTEER group known as the Rapid Relief Team served up breakfast and lunch for local emergency service workers and the Redland City State Emergency Services on Saturday.

The 70-strong group of SES volunteers were treated to sausage rolls and burgers as they trained for the summer bushfire season at Stradbroke Island.

The Rapid Relief Team, an initiative of Plymouth Brethren Christian Church, provide hearty meals and refreshments to those in need around the world.

PBCC member Lloyd Grimshaw said the team were honoured to feed the volunteers.

"The SES play a significant role in our community," he said.

"They are continually risking their lives for others in dangerous situations and most of them are volunteers.

"Providing meals and refreshments is the least we could do.

"At the end of the day, as a Christian charity, kindness and compassion are at the core of what we do, and if that takes the shape of sausage rolls and a hot coffee, we're honoured we could be there to help.

"We hope we can continue to support the SES so that they can continue to keep the community safe."

The Rapid Relief Team offers catering assistance to charitable and government organisations confronting things like natural disasters and homelessness.

Last year the volunteers served more than 7,800 meals at charitable events.