Abalone, prime steaks are rare treats donated to the needy

Left: Volunteers packing food items at Food Bank Singapore's warehouse in Tanjong Pagar Distripark. Above: Mr Heng Yam Chua, 70, a driver for the charity delivering pastries to a beneficiary last Tuesday.
Volunteers packing food items at Food Bank Singapore's warehouse in Tanjong Pagar Distripark.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI
Left: Volunteers packing food items at Food Bank Singapore's warehouse in Tanjong Pagar Distripark. Above: Mr Heng Yam Chua, 70, a driver for the charity delivering pastries to a beneficiary last Tuesday.
Mr Heng Yam Chua, 70, a driver for the charity delivering pastries to a beneficiary last Tuesday.ST PHOTOS: LIM YAOHUI

Top-grade abalone, angus steak and organic vegetables are some of the delectable goodies finding their way onto the plates of the needy, thanks to food charities here.

The unwanted but edible food comes from donors or is salvaged from wholesalers, supermarkets, hotels and restaurants.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on April 22, 2018, with the headline 'Abalone, prime steaks are rare treats donated to the needy'. Print Edition | Subscribe