Did you know? From 5 Centres in 2004, we have grown to 31 Centres in 2014, serving those in the heartlands who struggle to make ends meet.
Aside from catering to the needs of those staying in the welfare homes, Food from the Heart recognizes the hardship experienced by other needy individuals and families who are staying in the heartlands. In order to reach out to this key group of beneficiaries, the Self Collection Centres were established to provide essential food items and other rations on a regular basis.
To reach out to the heartlands, Food from the Heart works with residents’ committees and family service centres to identify and supply essential food items and other rations on a regular basis. At present, Food from the Heart has set up 31 self collection centres across Singapore, providing immediate assistance to over 5,400 people by helping to put food on the table, giving them much needed encouragement as they venture towards gaining self-reliance.
Food drives are vital and provide the necessary food for our neighbours facing hunger, and are essential all year round. To meet these needs, Food from the Heart collaborates with corporations, organisations and schools to organize food donation drives.
We also encourage manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and retailers to donate non-perishable food items that are earmarked for disposal by their standard quality guidelines but are still safe for consumption.
In order to expand, we will need to partner with more of the above organisations, especially bakeries, as well as getting more volunteers to join us. Each Self Collection Centre needs the support of 12 bakeries and about 100 bread programme volunteers.