4th March 2017 marks another milestone for Jamiyah Singapore
as it officiated the opening of its foodbank, Jamiyah Foodbank located at 9
Tannery Lane, Singapore.
Some 200 guests, including community leaders, volunteers, donors and
sponsors, were present to witness the joyous ceremony that was graced by Mr
Chan Chun Sing, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, who was also the
Guest-of-Honour at the event.
“As the response to our appeal for donations in kind to fellow
Singaporeans who can afford to help the needy started increasing, we have
restructured our welfare food distribution unit and transformed it into Jamiyah
Foodbank with its own logo launched in May 2016.” shared Prof (Adj) Dr Mohd
Hasbi Abu Bakar, President of Jamiyah Singapore, in his welcome address.
Jamiyah Singapore has been organising the food ration distribution
programme for the poor and needy families in Singapore since the early 1970s. Over
the last three years, Jamiyah has assisted close to 5,000 beneficiaries through
its welfare services.
Currently, Jamiyah Singapore’s food ration distribution sees an
expansion of location to the heartlands through a collaborative effort at
constituency levels such as Whampoa, Marine Parade and Rivervale. With the
existence of Jamiyah Foodbank, the organisation is able to store more than just
dry food staples, like fruits, vegetables and Halal meat.