Our Campaign Story

ends 08 Jan 2021, 11:59 PM

Eye Care Without Borders is a charitable initiative - and we have been conducting free eye care and providing free eye spectacles to underprivileged societies in Singapore and in developing countries. One of our beneficiaries has been Beyond Social Services - where we screen the vision and eye conditions of these low income families and provide them with free spectacles.

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we were unable to continue with our volunteer eye care services, but we still wanted to continue helping them so we decided to work on this project to provide each family with essential items that can last them for a month. We wanted to reach out to low income families living in rental neighborhoods so we contacted Beyond Social Services and they told us that these essential items were on these families' wish lists.

We worked with FoodBank to put together a joypack that has all the items they requested for. In essence, we wanted to provide them with useful, existential items that are needed for daily living. Also delivering these heavy items to them is also very useful, as it can be very difficult to transport such heavy items from the store to home, especially if they are disadvantaged (ill or disabled) or they already work long hours.

About The Charity

Established in 2012, The Food Bank Singapore is Singapore's first food bank and aims to be the prevailing centralised coordinating organisation for all food donations.

Our mission is to eradicate food insecurity of all forms in Singapore by 2025, by bridging potential donors and member beneficiaries through collection and redistribution of donated food.
We serve registered charity organisations or societies with a designated meal programme for low income and underprivileged individuals and families. Through a network of more than 370 such organisations of all sizes, we impact more than 100,000 families and over 300,000 people with all kinds of food; from fresh to cooked.

Our 370 member beneficiaries that include:
Family Service Centres (FSCs)
Senior Activity Centres (SACs)
Schools with students under Financial Assistance
Soup Kitchens
Various types of Homes (Nursing Homes, Children's Homes, Halfway houses)

In 2020, we redistributed 1.6 MILLION KG of food to people in need!

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Families
Social Service