Meals for the needy in ready-to-eat packages

Charity's food can be heated up easily even by those who are physically unable to cook

Free Food For All founder Nizar Mohamed Shariff showing some of the ready-to-eat local meals in retort pouches. Behind him are cartons containing the food packages. The charity will be delivering 800 of such cartons to 800 needy households during Ram
Free Food For All founder Nizar Mohamed Shariff showing some of the ready-to-eat local meals in retort pouches. Behind him are cartons containing the food packages. The charity will be delivering 800 of such cartons to 800 needy households during Ramadan.ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI

For many people, fish briyani, seafood fried rice and buttermilk prawns are affordable coffeeshop meals. But, for the needy, they are luxuries and a far cry from their regular dinners of biscuits and instant noodles.

Local charity Free Food For All is aiming to help these people - along with those who may not be physically able to cook - this Ramadan, by distributing a wider variety of halal food.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 06, 2019, with the headline 'Meals for the needy in ready-to-eat packages'. Subscribe