Did you know? It is not unusual for people to avoid buying food items with damaged packaging. If there is another in pristine condition, why pick the dented can when they are both the same price? As such, these items are often left unsold, and subsequently discarded even though the contents are still perfectly edible.
Through a collaborative effort with NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Ltd, we collect packaging-damaged and near-expiry items from all NTUC FairPrice supermarkets. These items are often still in very good condition, and can range from non-perishable food products such as canned food, to household items like laundry detergent.
These items are brought back to our warehouse where they are carefully sorted and packed by our volunteers, and then redistributed to welfare homes and those under the Community Food Pack programme.
We give these otherwise discarded items a new lease of life by re-directing them to welfare homes and needy families, who welcome the much-needed food supplies and necessities to help offset costs, thereby reducing their financial burden.
Our dedicated logistics team travels daily to collect the provisions from all NTUC FairPrice outlets island-wide. We always welcome volunteers at our warehouse, to help sort and pack the items for our programmes.
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