Find out how you can Drive Away Hunger and join 320 cars from 18 car clubs to raise 100 tonnes of food donations to feed the hungry
SINGAPORE – 18 local car clubs will be answering the call from Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) to eradicate world hunger with a charity drive from October 16 to 18, which coincides with World Food Day 2020.
Aligned with the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organisation, World Food Day promotes global awareness and action for those suffering from hunger and the need to ensure healthy diets for all.
FBSG is Singapore’s first food bank founded in 2012. It aims to be the prevailing centralised coordinating organisation for all food donations in the nation.
Over three-days starting from October 16, over 320 cars from the participating car clubs will driving all over the island, donating, collecting and delivering food to the hungry.
Participating car clubs:
- Assure Group Insurance (Breakfast Drive by AGI)
- Audi R8
- BMW F22
- Chrysler Jeep Automotive of Singapore PL (Jeep Owner’s Club Singapore)
- Eagles Car Club
- Elantra Avante Club Singapore
- Honda Crossroad Club Singapore
- Jetta Club Singapore
- Land Rover Owner’s Club
- Mercedes C118 Group
- Nissan GTR
- Outlander Passion Club
- SG Alliance
- SG Convertible Club
- SG Trident
- The Serpent’s Pit (Alfa Romeo)
- Tridente Automobili Pte Ltd (Maserati)
- Tucson Owners Club
Food to Drive Away Hunger
On October 16th, representatives from the participating car clubs will line up to flag off the Drive Hunger Away event at FBSG’s premises at XPACE, 218 Pandan Loop.
From the event, FBSG hopes to receive 100 tonnes of food donations for 360 beneficiary organisations that feed more than 300,000 individuals across Singapore.
Food is basic right for everyone
The beneficiaries of Drive Hunger Away and other activities from FBSG are registered charity organisations or special organisations with a designated meal programmes for low income and underprivileged individuals and families. Through a network of more than 360 such organisations of all sizes, the food bank serves more than 100,000 families and over 300,000 people with all kinds of food – from fresh to cooked.
“World Food Day is a stark reminder that food is a basic right and necessity for everyone. With safe distancing in mind, FBSG reinforces the need to continue feeding despite the circumstance that the world is in. The pandemic has forced us to be more creative to keep our mission of eradicating food insecurity alive. We would like to thank all the car clubs that have pledged their support. Let the feeding continue,” said Nichol Ng, Co-founder of FBSG.
Calling drivers and members of the public
All are welcome to participate in this worthwhile cause. Members of the public can send food and monetary donations to FBSG’s premises.
As part of its safe management measures, the process will be contactless with a drive-through concept. For contributions of at least $10 or 10kg of food, donors can redeem a cup of coffee and a light fruit or pastry snack.
There will also be collection points in malls and Shell stations across the island, where participating cars will collect and deliver items to FBSG.
Apart from the usual non-perishable food items such as rice, oil and preserved food with at least a month of shelf-life, FBSG is seeking donations of healthier food items such as canned protein, whole wheat products and bread spreads.
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