In 2003, Food from the Heart was founded by an Austrian couple, Mr Henry and Mrs Christine Laimer who were motivated by their wish to help the underprivileged in Singapore while minimizing wastage of precious leftover food that would otherwise be discarded.
With the support of generous donors and tireless volunteers, their little idea grew into a systematic programme of food redistribution that helped to ease the burden of many needy families and individuals. Encouraged by the response, Food from the Heart expanded into delivering Food Goodie Bags to families in need, as well as providing toy donations, and organizing birthday celebrations and special excursions for underprivileged children.
As duty called, the couple had to return to Austria for good in 2011 to take over their family business. To ensure that smooth-running operations continued, Mr Ronald Stride took over as Chairman of Food from the Heart while Mr Anson Quek took over as Executive Director, managing the day-to-day operations.