Food from the Heart is an independent non-profit organisation with a key mission to feed the needy. They are one of Singapore’s foremost charitable food distributors that make tangible and meaningful contributions. They fight hunger through bread rations and food packs, and bring joy through the distribution of toys and hosting birthday celebrations.
The National Volunteer & Philanthropy Centre (NVPC) promotes a giving culture in Singapore through catalysing development in volunteerism and philanthropy – all to build a #CityofGood! NVPC facilitates partnership with non-profits, companies, public sector bodies and individuals to enliven Singapore’s giving ecosystem. They create the national narrative on giving and stories that influence hearts and minds. They also conduct research on giving motivations and behaviours, create roadmaps and landscape of the giving sector and aspire to be the go-to entity for giving.
“We honour and recognise giving champions because giving is part of our culture and DNA that we want to model.”
“We connect and convene to create networks and build communities to impact the giving space on a national level.”
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Your efforts will bring cheer to beneficiaries like Mdm Lim and her husband, Mr Law, who receives donated groceries from Food from the Heart (Singapore)’s Community Food Pack Programme.
Hear their story
Kidney failure plagues Mdm Lim, 68, leaving her with dizzy spells, numb fingers and feeling especially weak on days where she undergoes dialysis. Too feeble to stand, Mdm Lim was unable to continue her job as a factory cook and has to cook her meals seated on a chair.
The toll of her illness extends to Mr Law, 74, her husband of 50 years. Three times a week, he shuttles his wife to the dialysis centre at 7am and back home at 11am before rushing off for work at 12.30pm. Rainy days are especially tough for the couple as they have to don raincoats and brave a 15-minute walk in the rain.
With Mr. Law pulling an income of less than S$2,000 a month on a 5.5-day work week with medical and essential bills, such as the $500 monthly rental of a peritoneal dialysis machine, it leaves the couple with little to spend on food for two. The physical effort needed to travel and cook is another challenge for Mdm Lim to get the nutrition she needs.
The couple has been a beneficiary of Food from the Heart for eight years and collects food packs through its Community Food Pack programme every month. She also receives bread on a weekly basis. Even though food is treated as a precious resource in their household, the couple never forgets to share any surplus with their neighbours and others at the dialysis centre, “We are lucky to have food. Rather than waste it, we pass it on to others who need it too.”
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