Registrar’s Office volunteered at Foodbank Singapore. Despite Singapore being a well-off country, there are still pockets of people who struggle to put food on their table daily. Foodbank acquires donated food and makes it available to those in need through a network of member beneficiaries.
A team of 12 of us went down on Saturday to help out. Some of us were tasked as road marshals as a car club was helping to distribute food bundles on behalf of Foodbank. The rest of us assisted in loading these food bundles into the cars and vans.
We helped Foodbank sort through food donations. Not all donated food items are deemed to be suitable for their beneficiaries. We had to throw out food that was expired or partially used. It helped us empathise more with people who are less fortunate.