Needy residents in Serangoon housing estate can now turn to a new programme for their food needs.
The Serangoon Moral Family Services Centre has launched a food donation programme for the needy residents that it serves at a cluster of Housing Board flats off Boundary Road.
Under the programme, residents are encouraged to deposit food items such as canned food and biscuits in a trolley placed at the void deck near the centre at Block 238, Serangoon Avenue 2.
The items will be collected and distributed to needy residents in the neighbourhood, said the centre's director Adeline Chew.
"The programme encourages kampung spirit," she said, referring to the official name of the programme, Kampong Friends' Blessing.
President Halimah Yacob launched the new drive yesterday when she visited the family services centre.
During the hour-long visit, Madam Halimah distributed mandarin oranges and red packets to seniors, met primary school pupils at the nearby after-school student care centre run by the family services centre and played musical instruments with a group of young boys.
Toh Yong Chuan