FREE FOOD FOR ALL is a charity organisation founded in 2014. Their objective is to feed Singapore’s less fortunate, regardless of race, religion and creed.
FFFA is a project for the community, by the community
This Ramadan, Free Food For All has kickstarted an initiative called Ramadan RTE Meals 2019. FFFA will be raising funds to provide the needy with RTE meals over this period. RTE stands for “Ready to Eat”, and there’s a very practical reason behind this decision. RTE meals have a longer shelf life, and can be delivered in bulk. This reduces unnecessary wastage of food, as well as cuts down on resources that would otherwise be required to deliver fresh food to beneficiaries. These tasty meals are simple to prepare, and are the perfect solution for a quick and easy meal, and can be consumed either for Iftar (sunset meal) or Sahoor (sunrise meal).
From two contracted kitchens, Free Food For All cooks up to 100,000 meals a year for 3,000 elderly or low-income residents living in rental flats across Singapore. Each month, the charity also delivers up to 12 tonnes of food, including groceries, bread and fruits. The charity later started to partner organisations such as Foodbank Singapore, RedMart and SG Food Rescue to deliver bread and groceries to the needy five days a week.
In recognition for this immense work, Mr Nizar Mohamed Shariff who is the founder of FFFA is a nominee for The Straits Times Singaporean of the Year Award.
FFFA has helped not just the needy in Singapore, but also those overseas including setting up soup kitchens in places like quake-affected areas in Lombok and Sulawesi, Indonesia and other countries like Ghana, Bangladesh, Yemen and Palestine.
How You Can Help
Each RTE meal pouch is priced at approximately SGD3.50 (USD2.57), and beneficiaries will be delivered a carton of 36 meal pouches. These meals will serve to supplement their daily food requirements for the month of Ramadan.
3 dollars may not sound like very much money to you or me. To someone else, it may mean the difference between having a warm meal on the table and going hungry. For this campaign, the beneficiaries will be those with low-income staying in rental HDBs, the elderly, as well as those amongst us who have little or no support from their families.
As always, any donation amount is greatly appreciated. Your generosity will go a long way in helping provide beneficiaries with a nutritious, palatable, and convenient meal. Each beneficiary will receive a carton of 36 meals, which costs SGD128 (USD 93.90) each, inclusive of the cost of delivery.
Each Carton will consist of 36 pouches + Pack of Dates. These will include:
- – Seafood Fried Rice x 6
- – Boneless Fish Biryani x 6
- – Vegetarian Porridge x 6
- – Buttermilk Prawns x 3
- – Basmati Rice with Lentils x 6
- – Dessert Cheng Tng x 3
- – Dessert Pulot Hitam x 3
- – Dessert Green Bean Soup x 3
- – Pack of Dates x 1
Advantages of RTE
- – High Shelf Life
- – Can eat anytime they wish. Even if they don’t use much during Ramadan, they can consume it later.
- – Option to eat for Iftar or Sahoor
- – Saves on transport as we only need to send it to them once. Further savings on fuel and reduction of carbon footprint.
- – Relatively economical as each pouch works out to be about SGD $ 3.50.
- – No Refrigeration Needed. If Microwave is not available, then RTE can be heated over pan.
- – Low lead time. Meals ready in under 2 minutes.
- – ZERO or minimal Food Waste
Over the past year, your support and donations have made a long lasting impression in the lives of so many in need. This year, in the blessed month of Ramadan FFFA plan on taking care of the food needs for these needy Muslims so that they also get the chance to forget their sorrows and make the most out of Ramadan. They will be able to worship in peace knowing that there is food waiting for them at home.
It’s not just about the quantity of the donation. The main aim is the quality of our donations and being a part of circulating good for the sake of Allah. Fidyah funds can be used for this campaign.
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