150 needy families in Jalan Kayu receive groceries, food items and cash vouchers

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (in red) hands out cash vouchers to Madam Noormah Mohd Arof (second from right), 60. Mr Lee distributed groceries, food items and cash vouchers to some 150 needy families in Jalan Kayu on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013. --
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (in red) hands out cash vouchers to Madam Noormah Mohd Arof (second from right), 60. Mr Lee distributed groceries, food items and cash vouchers to some 150 needy families in Jalan Kayu on Saturday, Oct 5, 2013. -- ST PHOTO: NEO XIAOBIN

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong distributed groceries, food items and cash vouchers to some 150 needy families in Jalan Kayu on Saturday.

They were beneficiaries of the estate's 'Care and Share' programme, launched last year by MP Intan Azura Mokhtar. The scheme aims to facilitate "neighbour to neighbour" help, as groceries and food items were donated by other Jalan Kayu residents.

In addition, the Management Development Institute of Singapore (MDIS) donated $30,000 to the effort.

PM Lee mingled with 1,500 residents at the carnival before watching a dancesport competition. Some 70 couples competed in the Latin and Standard Ballroom categories in the first-ever such event in Jalan Kayu.