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COFFEE DOING GOOD

1 in 10 Singaporeans face food insecurity, and are unable to afford their basic three meals at any point in their lives.

We need your help!

Coffee doing Good, has been set up by a group of the coolest caring cafes in Singapore to help raise money and awareness for our cause.

From 10 December to 10 January, FST coffee beans will be roasted at 5 different cafes across 12 locations! With every bag of FST coffee beans purchased, $10 will be donated to The Food Bank Singapore to support our meal distribution efforts! Your favourite cafes such as Alchemist, Brawn & Brains Coffee, Dutch Colony Coffee, Homeground Coffee Roasters, Little Big Coffee Roasters, PPP Coffee, Venture Drive Coffee are all on board to roast coffee from Finca Santa Teresa of Panama and promise to serve up a good cup of coffee! Head to any of these outlets for your coffee fix that will warm your heart and the hearts of our beneficiaries!

ABOUT FINCA SANTA TERESA

Finca Santa Teresa is a coffee farm perched in the cloudforests of Chiriquí, Panama nestled between Volcán Barú, the tallest point in Panama and the border to Costa Rica. We farm our coffees on 237 acres shaded under natural forest at 1,400 – 1,900 m above sea level. We produce a range of premium specialty coffees, including Gesha, Caturra, Catuai and Pacamara varietals. Our coffees are regular finalists in the Best of Panama competition, with more than a dozen awards in the last deca de.

FST coffee farm Panama is an award winning specialty coffee producer who believes in giving to those in need and continues to support social charities in Panama such as Casa Esperanza (schooling and medical needs). They believe in the power of coffee making a difference here in Singapore by encouraging our friends and partners in cafes to bring awareness to the community.

ABOUT THE FOODBANK SINGAPORE

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.

Co-Founded by Nichol and Nicholas Ng, a pair of siblings running a food distribution business, Our mission is to end food insecurity of 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

10% of Singaporean households experienced food insecurity at least once in the last 12 months. Being food insecure can also be associated to having negative effects on a person’s physical and mental health.

Read more on these issues in the report here.

Take Action today to end food insecurity by feeding a household in need!

Show us your support and help us end food insecurity by donating here: https://www.giving.sg/fbsg

Head over and support these cafes today and with every bag of FST coffee beans purchased, $10 will be donated to The Food Bank Singapore to support our meal distribution efforts!


Alchemist
Established in May 2016, we are a coffee company based in Singapore that is committed to the delivery of great coffee in a simple, no-frills approach. Over the years, we’ve embraced this as our company’s mission and started our own roastery. With a team of dedicated coffee enthusiasts, we made it our goal to introduce the local community to flavours from all around the world through the one thing we all love – coffee.

Locations
Khong Guan Building – 2 MacTaggart Rd, Singapore, 368079
International Plaza – 10 Anson Rd, #01-34, Singapore, 079903
Hong Leong Building – 16 Raffles Quay, #01-08, Singapore, 048581
Design Orchard – 250 Orchard Rd, #03-01, Singapore, 238905

Brawn & Brains
Founded in 2013, Brawn & Brains Coffee is a coffee roastery, café, wholesaler and retailer based in Singapore. We are dedicated to sourcing and roasting high-quality coffee with the primary focus of making good coffee easy to brew, easy to appreciate and accessible to all.

Locations
Guillemard – 100 Guillemard Road #01-02 Singapore 399718
East Coast – 218 East Coast Road Singapore 428916

Dutch Colony Coffee Co
Dutch Colony Coffee Co. was founded in year 2012 with the vision to bring the specialty coffee experience; the roasted bean, a communal space, the intricate  process and the holistic education components to the customers in Singapore, for a start with, where it all started in Singapore 1st Farmer’s Market. From the humble beginning at our first retail outlet at PasarBella at The Grandstand, we have expanded to a total of four retail outlets and a roastery & academy facility. Today, we are also supplying our freshly roasted coffees to cafes inside and outside of Singapore.

Locations
Frankel – 113 Frankel Avenue Singapore 458230
UE Square Mall – 81 Clemenceau Avenue #01-21 Singapore 239917
Fusionopolis One – 1 Fusionopolis Way #01-01 Singapore 138632
Defu Lane – 127 Defu Lane 10 #02-03 Singapore 539234

Homeground Coffee Roasters
Homeground Coffee Roasters is a Singapore based coffee roastery, dedicated in sourcing excellent coffees and showcasing the best representation. Over the years, we have been doing our best to establish long term relationships with coffee farmers and traders to bring amazing coffee to you. Beyond a roastery, Homeground is also a community of coffee home brewers dedicated to spreading the message, “The best brew is by you.”

Location
Joo Chiat – 475 Joo Chiat Rd, Singapore 427682

 

Little Big Coffee Roasters
Little Big Coffee is a micro roastery located in the Biopolis area. Started in 2017, we have been serving single origin coffee for the past 3 years with traceability and transparency at the heart of our approach towards specialty coffee.

Locations
Biopolis Way – 8 Biomedical Grove, 01-06, Singapore 138665

PPP Coffee
PPP Coffee, formerly known as Papa Palheta, is a leading specialty coffee boutique specialising in sourcing, roasting and serving specialty coffee. Established in 2009 as the pioneer of specialty coffee in Singapore, its mission is to inspire and connect people through coffee fostering a sense of belonging across communities.

Locations
Funan Shopping Mall – 107 North Bridge Road, #02-19 Funan, Singapore 179105
The Annex (Within Chye Seng Huat Hardware) – 150 Tyrwhitt Road Singapore 207563

 

Venture Drive Coffee
Venture Drive Coffee opened doors for her first customer in the early part of 2020. Serving in-house roasted coffee beans of single origin exclusively, the dream is simple; to provide an unforgettable coffee experience for EVERY patron who grace their doors.

Locations
Vision Exchange – 2 Venture Drive #02-41, Vision Exchange, 608526

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Foodlanthropy – Aiming to raise 180,000 meals for the less privileged in Singapore and the region

Foodlanthropy – Aiming to raise 180,000 meals for the less privileged in Singapore and the region

FoodLanthropy is a new initiative by the Food Bank Singapore that aims to raise 180,000 meals for the less privileged in Singapore and the region. The event was featured in The New Paper on 19th October 2013.

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Food Bank Singapore collects 8 truckloads of excess food at food show

Food Bank Singapore collects 8 truckloads of excess food at food show

At the mammoth Food & Hotel Asia (FHA) exhibition on the 8th to 11th April 2014, Food Bank Singapore collected eight truckloads of excess food worth nearly $100,000. This is the first time that the food bank has salvaged excess food at a food exhibition and it is looking forward to doing so at other such shows.

Even though there were a lot of meats and seafood on display, the food bank understood the sensitivity of handling these products as there were challenges to handle, transport and distribute them in good time. Because of this, the food bank collected mainly non-perishable items such as packaged goods like biscuits, crackers, tidbits, juices, frozen confectionery like donuts, muffins, cakes, breads and even some cheeses that are seldom seen in the market!

There was a huge variety of brands and products collected and volunteers would sort the collected foods to check expiry dates and the condition of the products.

The excess foods were collected and distributed daily to those who could collect them. Some beneficiaries had arranged for their volunteers to help out and come down on Friday to pick out and collect the items that they wanted. The balance that could not be given out was taken back to the Food Bank Singapore’s warehouse to be shared with the other beneficiaries.

“Not only did we reduce food wastage but these premium foods have benefitted many of our member beneficiaries. FHA has given us exposure to 10 halls of potential donors and raised awareness of our organisation. We are grateful and happy to be able to work with Singapore Exhibition Services on FHA 2014,” said Nichol Ng, Co-founder of Food Bank Singapore”.

The Food & Hotel Asia 2014 has been a great opportunity for the food bank to share what we do and spread the news on reducing food wastage and channelling them to better use.

The Food Bank Singapore would like to thank the many volunteers and beneficiaries that chipped in to help us with our inaugural exhibition! Thank you!

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Reducing Food Waste in Singapore

Reducing Food Waste in Singapore

The Food Bank Singapore was recently featured in LianHe Zaobao for its efforts to reduce food wastage in Singapore.

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Donate your excess food to the Food Bank Singapore

Donate your excess food to the Food Bank Singapore

The Food Bank Singapore was featured in Berita Harian for its efforts to reduce food waste in Singapore by encouraging people to donate their excess food.

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The Food Bank Singapore achieves IPC status

The Food Bank Singapore achieves IPC status

The Food Bank Singapore has received approval as an Institution of a Public Character (IPC) by the Singapore Government’s Charities Unit.

IPCs are charities whose activities are beneficial to the community in Singapore as a whole, and not confined to sectional interests or group of persons based on race, creed, belief or religion. They must be administered by governing board members, at least half of whom are independent and citizens of Singapore.

With the IPC status, The Food Bank Singapore is able to issue tax deductible receipts for qualifying donations to donors. Donors can claim tax relief from their assessable income based on the amount donated at prevailing deduction rate.

“We are happy to be able to reciprocate the generosity of the donors by allowing them to enjoy the 300 percent tax rebate. This status means a lot to us to be able to do something for those who support us. Ultimately, we hope that this status will help us to bring in more donations to support our mission to feed the hungry,” said Nichol Ng, Co-founder of The Food Bank Singapore.

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FoodLanthropy featured in Xin Ming Ri Bao

The Food Bank Singapore’s FoodLanthropy event gets featured in Xin Ming Ri Bao.

FoodLanthropy featured in Xin Ming Ri Bao

The Food Bank Singapore’s FoodLanthropy event gets featured in Xin Ming Ri Bao.

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Turning Unwanted Food into Works of Art

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Don’t throw away your CNY goodies, donate them!

Don’t throw away your CNY goodies, donate them!

We collected from than 1,500 tins of festive goodies at The Food Bank Singapore’s first donation drive featuring Chinese New Year (CNY) goodies! The most common items given up were cookies and tarts which were distributed to 137 beneficiaries including children’s homes and family service centers. The CNY donation drive was featured in The Straits Times.

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The Food Bank Singapore featured in Sin Ming Ri Bao newspaper

The Food Bank Singapore featured in Sin Ming Ri Bao newspaper

The Food Bank Singapore was recently featured in Xin Ming Ri Bao.

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