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

The Food Bank Singapore acquires donated food from farms, manufacturers, distributors, retail stores, consumers, and other sources, and makes it available to those in need through a network of member beneficiaries.

The Food Bank Singapore was set up by Nichol and Nicholas Ng, a pair of siblings running a food distribution business, FoodXervices Inc Pte Ltd. After observing the food industry for more than a decade, they realised the need for a food bank in Singapore. Founded in 2012, we were given charity status in 2012 and IPC status in 2015.

Our mission is TO END FOOD INSECURITY IN ALL FORMS in Singapore.

We now have a total of 360 member beneficiaries that includes:
Family Service Centres (FSCs)
Senior Activity Centres (SACs)
Various types of homes (Nursing Homes, Children's Homes, Halfway houses)
Soup kitchens
Other voluntary welfare organizations (VWOs) and registered charities

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Community
Families
Social Service