Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift appealing for more food donations

Hampers for the Boys' Brigade Share-a-Gift charity project. (PHOTO: Facebook/Boys Brigade Share-a-Gift)

SINGAPORE — With less than a week to go, the Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift (BBSG) charity drive is urgently appealing for more donations of halal-certified canned food as well as instant noodles, in order to meet its projected target.

In a media release on Friday (13 December), BBSG said that, with the donation and collection of food items ending on Wednesday, it has achieved 54 per cent of its target for halal-certified canned food, and 60 per cent of its target for instant noodles donation.

For canned food donations, BBSG is specifically calling for these food items: tuna, corn kernels, curry, rendang and mushrooms.

It added that, based on feedback from social workers, canned food and instant noodles were found to be very useful and necessary for its beneficiaries as they are easy to prepare.

“BBSG encourages members of the public to come together in the final leg of the donation and play a part in spreading the festive cheer and helping the less privileged within the community,” it said in its statement.

Beneficiaries to receive food hampers

This year, 33,931 beneficiaries are projected to be receiving the BBSG revamped food hampers, consisting of essential and easy-to-prepare food items.

To donate food items, the public can deposit them at the 12 collection points: Bukit Timah Plaza (FairPrice Finest), Bishan Junction 8 (FairPrice Finest), Bedok Mall (FairPrice Finest), Tampines Mall (NTUC FairPrice), Toa Payoh HDB Hub (NTUC FairPrice), Ang Mo Kio Hub (FairPrice Xtra), Hougang One (FairPrice Xtra), Jurong Point (FairPrice Xtra), Serangoon NEX (FairPrice Xtra), Kallang Wave Mall (FairPrice Xtra), JEM (FairPrice Xtra), Warehouse Club (FairPrice Xtra).

They can also contribute by purchasing household hampers valued at $20, $50 and $80 via NTUC FairPrice’s online portal. Donations can also be made via PayNow QR Codes which are printed on coin tins and distributed at the collection points daily.

The public can also take part in the daily food hamper deliveries from the Boys’ Brigade Headquarters from 9 to 28 December (excluding eve of and on public holidays).

There are three hamper delivery sessions every day – 11am, 1pm and 3pm – with 10 cars required for each time slot. All volunteers are advised to sign up in advance at www.bbshare.sg.


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