NTUC food voucher scheme gets $1.2m

(From left) Mr Seah Kian Peng, Chief Executive Officer, NTUC FairPrice, DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Adviser to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations and Mr Ang Hak Seng, BBM, Chief Executive Director, People’s Association were at the cheque presentat
(From left) Mr Seah Kian Peng, Chief Executive Officer, NTUC FairPrice, DPM Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Adviser to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations and Mr Ang Hak Seng, BBM, Chief Executive Director, People’s Association were at the cheque presentation of $1.2 million worth of Food Vouchers for about 20,000 households on Dec 13, 2015 at Taman Jurong Park. PHOTO: PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION

SINGAPORE - The NTUC FairPrice Foundation has donated $1.2 million to the FairPrice Food Voucher scheme, which will help about 20,000 low-income households.

This is a 20 per cent increase from last year's contribution of $1 million.

The cheque was presented to the People's Association (PA) on Sunday (Dec 13), at a Deepavali celebration held at the Taman Jurong Park.

The two organisations have been working together since 2002, and over the past 14 years, disbursed $13.2 million to needy families across all 89 constituencies islandwide, through grassroot organisations and selected welfare organisations.

Mr Ang Hak Seng, chief executive director of PA, said: "We are happy to work with more corporate and community organisations in reaching out to the less-privileged in the community so as to build a better Singapore for all."

Mr Bobby Chin, chairman of NTUC FairPrice and NTUC FairPrice Foundation, said the organisation will continue to fulfil its commitment to help provide a better life for the less fortunate in the community.