The past year was not short on challenges. Thankfully, we are helping each other to get through these tough times. There are many touching stories of people amplifying the voices of hawkers, and even hawkers providing free meals to the community. Not forgotten, charity organizations have been working hard to help those who are in need. If you would like to help charity organisations, here are some places you can donate to!
1. Food From The Heart
It has come to our attention that one of Singapore’s notable charity organisation, Food From The Heart, is running low on supplies. While food items are highly appreciated, online cash donations can be made via giving.sg to maintain safe distancing measures. Food From The Heart has requested aid via their official Facebook. According to their website, some urgently needed food items include:
- Rice, 1kg or 2kg*
- Vermicelli/bee hoon*
- Instant noodles
- Biscuits, less sugar
- Malt drinks, less sugar, e.g. Milo
- Coffee or tea, less sugar*
- Canned fish/meat*
- Canned vegetables – especially beans, mushrooms, peas
- Canned mock meat
- Canned soup
- Canned fruit
- Evaporated/condensed milk*
- Cooking oil, 500ml or 1L
- Bread spread
If you would like to send a cheque or donate food items, here’s the address and operating hours. For more information about Food From The Heart, you can click right here to be directed to Food From The Heart’s website.
Food From The Heart
Address: 130 Joo Seng Road #03-01 Singapore 368357
Operating hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact Number: 6280 4483
2. The Food Bank Singapore
With the mission to end food insecurity in Singapore, The Food Bank is another well-regarded place for you to consider. The latest post from The Food Bank also describes the number of requests for emergency food has been increasing during the pandemic. Via giving.sg, you can donate to ensure that families receive adequate nutrition. Here’s a little breakdown of the donation:
- $25 will enable The Food Bank Singapore to provide one healthy food bundle to a household in need.
- $50 will ensure a household receives food supply for 2 weeks!
- $100 will ensure a household receives food supply for a whole month!
- $200 will provide food aid to two households for a whole month!
The Food Bank Singapore
Address: 218 Pandan Loop 128408
Operating Hours: Daily except for Sunday, 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Contact Number: +65 9855 4805
3. Free Food For All
Founded by Mr. Nizar Shariff, Free Food For All was established in 2014 with the objective of delivering Halal-certified food and groceries. The charity organisation has been feeding thousands of less fortunate individuals, no matter their race or religion. However, all food items donated must be Halal-certified. To get in contact with them, you can fill up this Google Form. Additionally, here’s the giving.sg‘s profile!
- $10 helps provide dinner for someone living in hunger for five days.
- $30 helps provide dinner for someone living in hunger for half a month.
- $60 helps provide dinner for someone living in hunger for a month.
- $200 allows community groups to sustainably reach out, and provide meals to 5 families once a week, for a month.
Free Food For All
Address: 21 Chai Chee Rd, Singapore 461021
Operating Hours: Daily except for Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact Number: +65 8769 3947
4. Society For The Aged Sick
Society for the Aged Sick has been taking care of 400 elderlies every single day. As elderlies require help round the clock, the costs of running a nursing home can be very pricey. According to their website, they will need $100 per resident to operate. Donations of food and even non-powdered gloves are highly appreciated. Services like Redmart, Giant and NTUC provide deliveries to Society For The Aged Sick.
Society For The Aged Sick
For more information, you can click right here.
Address: 130 Hougang Avenue 1, S(538900)
Operating Hours: Daily, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Contact Number: 69226222
5. Willing Hearts
Situated in Kembangan Chai Chee Community Hub, Willing Hearts is a soup kitchen that operates 365 days a year. It largely depends on food donations to continue serving the underprivileged with meals daily. To meet the demand, Willing Hearts starts its operations as early as five in the morning. If you would like to volunteer to help in the soup kitchen, you can click right here. Of course, you can drop some food items during operating hours!
Address: 11 Jln Ubi, #01-31, Block 4, Singapore 409074
Operating Hours: Daily, 5:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Contact Number: +65 6476 5822
This Is A Growing List
If you know any charity organisations, please do let us know and we will update this list accordingly. To put us in the spirit of helping each other, here are some wise words from Audrey Hepburn, “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm, as you get older, remember you have another hand: The first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
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