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Drive Hunger Away returns with 450 cars and 26 tonnes of food

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20 car clubs chip in to donate and deliver food to people in need

 

October 29, 2021 – Over two weekends, The Food Bank Singapore  (FBSG) welcomed 450 cars from 20 car clubs who donated 26 tonnes of food for its Drive Hunger Away event that was held in conjunction with World Food Day 2021 on  October 16. The event was extended from three to four days this year to give more  drivers the opportunity to participate.

“We are so thankful for the immense support from the participating drivers in  joining our fight to eradicate food insecurity in Singapore. Their efforts have not  gone unnoticed as more car clubs have told us that they want to be involved too so  we’re thinking of organising monthly food drives for different clubs,” said Nichol Ng,  Co-founder of FBSG.

Drivers sending their donations to The Food Bank Singapore
Unloading the donated food over two weekends.
Fist-bumping in appreciation of the effort.
Drivers from two car clubs delivered 1,300 food bundles to 11 beneficiary centres, including REACH Community Services.

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Food drive to flag off on World Food Day on October 16

October 11, 2021 – The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) today calls all car drivers to join its fight against food insecurity at the Drive Hunger Away event over two weekends – October 16 and 17, and 23 and 24.

Flagging off in conjunction with World Food Day on October 16, this year’s edition aims to bring a smile to beneficiaries as participating drivers deliver food bundles filled with local brands to them. And due to the overwhelming response last year, the event has been extended from three to four days to give more drivers the opportunity to participate.

FBSG is targeting to receive 100 tonnes of food donations (about three times the amount collected last year) and deliver 1,300 food bundles to 11 beneficiary centres that serve low-income households who cook. These centres are Bethel Community Services, Darussalam Mosque, Fei Yue FSC Bukit Batok, Lakeside FSC (Jurong East), REACH Community Services, Rotary FSC, Social Health Growth, The Salvation Army Balestier, The Salvation Army Kallang Bahru, Thye Hua Kwan FSC (Jurong), and United Indian Muslim Association.

About 450 cars from 18 car clubs have signed up to show their support in donating, collecting and delivering food bundles to FBSG’s warehouse at XPACE, 218 Pandan Loop. The participating car clubs are:

1. Audi R8 & Nissan GTR Owners Club
2. Bolt Group
3. Breakfast Drive by AGI
4. BMW 6 Series Club
5. BMW Car Club Singapore
6. BMW F22 Singapore
7. Grand Tourer Singapore
8. Horizon Drivers Club
9. Jazz Fit Club
10. Mini Mafia SG
11. Mustang Owners Club
12. SEAT CUPRA Owner’s Club
13. SG Convertible Club
14. Škoda Octavia Club Singapore
15. Supercars Of Singapore
16. Team CLA Singapore
17. The Serpents’ Pit (Alfa Romeo)
18. West Side Crew

Making it fun and enjoyable
While the pandemic has resulted in various restrictions, FBSG is sparing no efforts in making this event as fun and enjoyable as possible for all involved.

“The Food Bank Singapore is more than just about providing staples and food to fill tummies. We wanted to continue the trend that we have built over the years of creating innovative and interesting projects for donors, volunteers and partners. Not only do we want to raise awareness of hunger and why the fight needs to continue especially during these unusual times, but we also want to achieve our mission and purpose in a fun and enjoyable manner,” said Nichol Ng, Co-founder of FBSG.

Individual drivers can participate by sending their donations to FBSG’s warehouse on October 24, 2021 from 10am to 1pm.

Members of the public can drop their food donations at collection points in malls and Shell petrol kiosks across the island, where cars will collect from and deliver the food items to FBSG.

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FBSG’s latest initiative also aims to create new revenue stream for  hawkers and other F&B outlets 

 

September 17, 2021The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) today launches the Feed the City 3.0 initiative to feed people in need in Singapore by letting them buy food from their preferred hawker and food and beverage (F&B) outlets and eat at their preferred time.

This reinvention is in response to FBSG’s findings on distribution of fixed types of food at fixed times. It is about giving choices as feeding the hungry should not be about having a one-size-fits-all approach.

“FBSG has been continuously keeping our ears on the ground to better understand  the needs of the hungry. We learnt that people prefer cooked food, want to choose  their own food, and want to eat at their own time. With the lack of feeding  programmes that meet such needs, we decided to change the way we feed  Singapore,” said Nichol Ng, Co-founder of FBSG. “The move will free volunteers from cooking and delivering door to door to focus on being ambassadors of the food  banking movement and getting more F&B partners and donors to come on board.” 

The initiative is an extension of the organisation’s Bank Card programme, which lets  the needy purchase dry food items from its vending machines under its The Food  Pantry 2.0 programme. FBSG is expanding the programme to all its beneficiary organisations and reaching  out to community development councils (CDCs) to ensure that the ground is covered  and those in need are fed. 

First on board as a F&B partner is Fei Siong Group, which operates food stalls in  coffee shops, food kiosks, quick serve restaurants and food atriums across 19  brands including Nam Kee Pau and Boleh Boleh.  

“We are heartened to be able to support the beneficiaries via this initiative. With our  extensive range of food selection across both halal and non-halal brands from more  than 150 outlets island-wide, we hope that beneficiaries can redeem and enjoy a  meal of their choice in a location easily accessible to them,” said Tan Kim Siong,  Founder and Managing Director of Fei Siong Group. The group will progressively roll  out this initiative across its brands, starting with Encik Tan in September. 

Feeding the hungry, helping food vendors 

Under the scheme, a beneficiary orders a meal from a participating F&B outlet and  pays with the Bank Card. The vendor will scan the Bank Card using the app on the smartphone. The amount will be deducted from the card and the data will be sent to  FBSG to reimburse the vendor. 

“The meals will be charged at regular and not subsidised price as we understand  that hawkers and F&B outlets are also going through a challenging time. Feed the  City 3.0 aims to provide them with an additional revenue stream, helping them to  save their livelihood. Some outlets are giving us a little discount to help defray the  operational cost. We hope at least 20 other F&B groups and food chains, as well as hawkers will sign up for the programme by the year end. We are also appealing for  more to donate cash and join us in feeding the hungry,” said Ng. 

Feed the City was first organised in 2019 where 1,000 people in need from FBSG’s beneficiary members were treated to a meal at City Square Mall. When COVID-19  struck last year, the event was called Feed the City (Take-Away Edition), which  involved delivering about one million meals to needy families.

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6 April 2021 – Today, YPO, the global leadership community of more than 30,000 chief executives in 142 countries, announced the organization’s Global Impact Award regional honorees.

The YPO Global Impact Award is YPO’s highest honor to members that recognizes their impact outside of YPO, celebrating CEO impact that is both sustainable and scalable. A regional honoree was selected from each of YPO’s 14 regions.

“Business being a force for good is one of YPO’s key tenets. We are honored to recognize and celebrate these extraordinary and impactful YPO members from around the globe who are truly making a mark in their communities and beyond,” said YPO CEO Xavier Mufraggi. “They are an inspiration to us all on how to lead with purpose.”

The 2021 YPO Global Impact Award Regional Honorees are: 

  • Andre Abucham (Latin America)

Andre Abucham is the Founder and Chair of the Board of Santa Fé Beneficent  Association, which has aided thousands of homeless single mothers and children  through its programs focusing on shelter homes, children’s families and life after living in  shelters. The nonprofit welcomes and treats children, adolescents and families at risk by  providing support, education and appropriate environments so they may develop to their  full potential.  

  • Melissa Melshenker Ackerman (Mid-America U.S.)

Melissa Ackerman is the President of Produce Alliance and the Produce Alliance  Foundation. At the onset of COVID-19, Melissa led the Produce Alliance Foundation in  raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to keep the food supply industry  functioning. The foundation has distributed more than 5.5 million food boxes, including  165 million pounds of fresh food, through its USDA’s Farmers to Families Food Box  Program, and created over 600 jobs to produce these boxes. 

  • Javier Benavente Barrón (Europe) 

Javier Benavente Barrón is the President of Alares Group and The Alares Foundation. In  anticipation of the emotional impact of isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, he  set up the social program “Ilumina una Vida” “Brighten a Life,” a free, 24/7 telephone line  offering support for elderly people from volunteer social experts and psychologists. To  date, more than 45,000 people have called in for support. This social program now has  been established permanently within Alares, including free face-to-face assistance in  homes when needed. 

  • Greg Block (Southeast U.S. and Caribbean) 

The late Greg Block was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of First Step Staffing, which  secures sustainable income for individuals transitioning from homelessness, veterans and those with criminal backgrounds so they may rebuild confidence and self-respect  through employment. First Step provides approximately 8,300 jobs annually. 

  • Hakan Bulgurlu (Pacific U.S.) 

Hakan Bulgurlu is the CEO of Arçelik, a global white goods company producing  consumer durables and electronics across 12 brands available in more than 145  countries. Dedicated to sustainability and being a net-zero company in its global production operations, Arçelik has 23 production facilities across nine countries and  employs more than 35,000 workers. Arçelik is an industry leader in the Dow Jones  Sustainability Index and has been included in the FTSE4Good Index for five  consecutive years. 

  • Jo Burston (Australia/NZ) 

Jo Burston is the CEO of Inspiring Rare Birds, which works to create, support and  promote diverse and inclusive workplaces, where opportunities in entrepreneurship and  leadership exist for everyone. Currently, close to 300 female entrepreneurs are being  mentored by CEOs, leaders, experts and serial entrepreneurs, with the program  impacting the businesses of 2,695 people to date. She is also the co-founder and  director of Startup.Business, which runs entrepreneurial learning programs in secondary  schools across Australia. 

  • Patrick Chalhoub (Middle East/North Africa)

Patrick Chalhoub is the Group President of the Chalhoub Group. Through the company’s  philanthropic arm, Chalhoub Impact, which focuses on educational, environmental and  humanitarian initiatives, Patrick spearheaded a Lebanon relief program after the  explosion in August 2020, donating more than USD1.2 million to NGOs to support the  local community. Chalhoub Impact also strongly focuses on nurturing education by fully  funding a school in Lebanon for 1,300 Syrian refugee children and fostering more than  10 partnerships with universities through scholarships, educational programs and  knowledge exchange.  

  • James Chen (North Asia) 

James Chen is the founder of Vision for a Nation, the charity which led to Rwanda  becoming the only developing country globally to provide vision correction for all, and  Clearly, the global advocacy group which got vision onto the agenda at organisations  such as the Commonwealth and United Nations.  

  • Lotte Davis (Canada) 

Lotte Davis is the CEO and Founder of One Girl Can, which is focused on breaking the  cycle of poverty and eradicating gender inequality in Kenya through education and  mentoring. One Girl Can’s unique holistic model empowers girls from the time they leave  primary school until they gain meaningful employment. Since 2013, they have provided  scholarships for 1,000 young women, coach and train more than 10,000 students  annually through workshops, and have built or renovated 130 school buildings.

  • Carrie Freeman (Western U.S.) 

Carrie Freeman is the Co-CEO of SecondMuse, an impact and innovation company that  collaborates with government agencies, corporations, foundations and entrepreneurs to  navigate and solve complex global challenges. Under Carrie’s guidance, SecondMuse  has directly engaged with more than 200,000 participants through innovation and  entrepreneur support, facilitated USD600 million in investment, and incubated more than  500 companies. The majority of these companies are led by women or people of color  and 80% are still in business. 

  • Alison Hill (Northeastern U.S.) 

Alison Hill is the CEO of LifeStraw, which transforms dirty water into safe drinking water  and has become a market leader in water filtration. For every LifeStraw product sold at  retail, a child in need receives safe water for an entire school year, providing more than  4.6 million kids with a year of safe water. Additionally, in 2020, her teams and products have helped provide safe water access to over 136,000 people following natural  disasters in more than 18 countries. LifeStraw also has a strong commitment to the  planet; as a carbon neutral company, it offsets hundreds of millions of single-use plastic  water bottles and ensures sustainable packaging and water stewardship. 

  • Nichol Ng (Southeast Asia)

Nichol Ng is the Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore, a centralized organization  that addresses food waste and donation distribution issues. Under her leadership, the  food bank re-distributes excess food to more than 370 non-profit organizations that  reach out to more than 300,000 underprivileged in Singapore, She commissioned The  Hunger Report, a 20-month study by the Lien Foundation for Social Innovation that  provided insight on the food insecurity challenge in Singapore for the first time. a charity  which Nichol is also CEO of X-Inc, a group of six companies in the food business. 

  • Isak Pretorius (Africa) 

Isak Pretorius is the Group Executive Director of JAM International, which provides food  security, livelihood development, health, nutrition, water, and sanitation assistance to  vulnerable children and communities in Africa. In 2020, Isak designed and spearheaded  an electronic food voucher system to improve food distributions during the COVID-19  crisis, reducing food lines, increasing social distancing, while incorporating the  commercial supply chain to protect and support small businesses through this volatile  period. JAM International directly assisted 3.9 million people and provided more than  150 million meals to the most vulnerable communities in Sub-Saharan Africa. 

  • Nathan Sivagananathan (South Asia)

Nathan Sivagananathan is the Co-Founder of Trail, a walk of solidarity to honor and aid  those battling cancer by bringing together communities in a post-conflict Sri Lanka with  the shared goal of developing cancer treatment infrastructure. In 2011, Trail embarked  upon its journey of hope and reconciliation, raising USD 2.6 million to build the first ever  cancer treatment center in the previously war-torn Northern region of Sri Lanka where it  has treated over 250,000 patients in marginalized and impoverished communities. Joined  by over 2.5 million supporters, Trail continued its efforts to create equitable access to  cancer-care through the ‘Trail 2016’ charity walk aiming to raise USD 5 million to build the Karapitiya Trail Cancer Hospital in the South of the country to provide much-needed relief  to the growing number of patients. 

The recipient of the 2021 YPO Global Impact Award will be announced in late May. 

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The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore Partners With The Food Bank Singapore For A Giveback Getaway

THE RITZ-CARLTON, MILLENIA SINGAPORE PARTNERS WITH THE FOOD BANK SINGAPORE FOR A GIVEBACK GETAWAY

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Every “Giveback Getaway” stay will help feed an underprivileged family for a month

23 February 2021 – The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore has launched a  meaningful “Giveback Getaway” stay initiative whereby the hotel will make a donation to The Food Bank Singapore with each “Giveback Getaway” room booking sold, enabling a registered underprivileged family to withdraw food rations, hot food and other essential items for a month  via the Food Pantry 2.0 initiative.  

The Food Pantry 2.0 by The Food Bank Singapore is an automated platform that dispenses  emergency food aid 24/7 to those in need. Eligible beneficiaries will receive “Bank Cards”  preloaded with credits which will enable them to withdraw meals from any of the eleven Food  Pantry vending machines located in the heartlands around Singapore. Each of these vending  machines are stocked with food essentials like rice, oil, beverages, canned food, biscuits and  even hot food. Some also dispense basic hygiene items such as toothbrushes and toothpaste,  shampoo and laundry detergent.  

The Ritz-Carlton has always had a cornerstone guiding principle of striving to make a difference  in the communities where we operate. Under the umbrella of our Community Footprints  Program, The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts partner with local organisations to benefit the  well-being of children, provide hunger and poverty relief, and advocate environmental  responsibility. 

“The fallout from the global pandemic has undoubtedly increased food insecurity in our  community, and we wanted to inspire a charitable response among our guests to impact the lives  of the less fortunate. We have chosen to partner with The Food Bank Singapore to help uplift the 300,000 individuals that their good work supports, and hope to inspire our guests to join us in  this meaningful endeavour.” said Mr. Peter Mainguy, General Manager.  

Ms. Nichol Ng, Co-founder of The Food Bank Singapore adds, “This is our first collaboration  with a hospitality group, where guests have the option of doing good while still enjoying a staycation – a luxury that not everyone can afford. Every donation received enables us to do that  much more for each beneficiary under our care, and we are grateful to The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia  Singapore for coming up with this wonderful idea.” 

The “Giveback Getaway” room package is priced from SGD 490 per night and must be booked  by 11 May 2021, for stays valid until 29 December 2021. For room reservations, please visit  www.ritzcarlton.com/en/hotels/singapore/offers/giveback, call 65.6434.5111 or email  rc.sinrz.reservations@ritzcarlton.com. An advanced reservation of five days is required. Flexible cancellation of up to 48 hours prior to arrival is allowed. 

The package includes overnight accommodation with a complimentary upgrade to a Deluxe  Marina room, plus a delectable breakfast for two the next morning. For every package booked,  the hotel will make a donation to The Food Bank Singapore towards their Food Pantry 2.0 scheme, which will help feed one registered underprivileged family for a month. Singaporeans  may also redeem their SingaporeRediscovers vouchers towards this package on the designated  booking platforms.

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