Low-income families in Nee Soon East stock up on food, toys and home appliances - all for free

People donating household and other items at Block 227 Yishun Street 21 on Feb 24, 2020. Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng had made appeals for donations on Facebook and Instagram.
People donating household and other items at Block 227 Yishun Street 21 on Feb 24, 2020. Nee Soon GRC MP Louis Ng had made appeals for donations on Facebook and Instagram.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

SINGAPORE - Several families in Nee Soon East stocked up on food, home appliances and toys last month and never paid a cent, thanks to a "shopping spree" initiative to help low-income folk.

The residents from 28 households were free to choose what they needed off the shelves of a well-stocked storeroom set up by Project Hope, a new community enterprise.

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