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NTUC FairPrice Foundation donates $1m worth of food vouchers

Published on Aug 4, 2012 12:34 PM
NTUC FairPrice Foundation presents donation of $1 million worth of food voucher to Adviser to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam. -- PHOTO: NTUC FAIRPRICE FOUNDATION

NTUC FairPrice Foundation is giving $1 million worth of food vouchers to over 20,000 low-income families and individuals.

They will receive the vouchers from grassroots organisations like the Citizens' Consultative Committees and selected welfare organisations.

This donation was presented to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Tharman Shanmugaratnam, who is also Adviser to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations, at a National Day dinner celebration organised by Taman Jurong Constituency for its residents on Friday.

Mr Ng Ser Miang, Chairman for NTUC FairPrice Foundation and NTUC FairPrice, said: "FairPrice Foundation continues to help lower-income families defray the cost of daily essential needs and has donated another million through the Food Vouchers Scheme this year. Low-income families are especially vulnerable to inflation and we hope that our efforts will bring some relief to them."

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