CLIENTS at Vivability have shown their support for the local NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers by baking them a selection of sweet and savoury treats.
Each week, Vivability holds participation meetings with clients too discuss what's happening in the world.
The ongoing bushfire emergency has been a reoccurring talking point, particularly with one of Vivability's clients, Anthony Coan, being a volunteer firefighter himself.
His peers recognised the efforts of the firefighters and wanted to do something to say thank you.
Community Access practice leader Zoe Burke said the organisation heard about a big meeting the RFS had coming up on Wednesday night and the clients came up with the idea of making them food for the night.
"Once we decided that we wanted to do it, they were Googling recipes and coming up with what to make," Ms Burke said.
The clients went grocery shopping on Tuesday and made five plates of food on Wednesday morning.
The food was presented to Mr Coan and NSW RFS Bathurst brigade deputy captain George Nicholls on Wednesday afternoon.
Many of Vivability's clients got a reward themselves, as the firefighters bought a truck to collect the food and took the time to show clients all their equipment.
They also got to get into the truck and hear the sirens.
In addition to showing their appreciation to the RFS, the clients have also put together hygiene packs that Vivability hopes to pass on to people who have been impacted by the fires.
The packs include small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and soap, which were donated by staff and supporters of Vivability.
Ms Burke said cooking and creating hygiene packs have helped to raise awareness of the bushfires and the work of the RFS among their clients.
"The guys are really enjoying doing it and [cooking] was their idea and we love supporting them," she said.