Nutritious food crucial for needy

FoodAid beneficiary Li Chun Feng (pictured with her son and Singapore Red Cross social worker Su Huiting). Mr Prakash Menon, head of community resilience at Singapore Red Cross, says it is important to provide the needy and vulnerable with nutritious
FoodAid beneficiary Li Chun Feng (pictured with her son and Singapore Red Cross social worker Su Huiting). Mr Prakash Menon, head of community resilience at Singapore Red Cross, says it is important to provide the needy and vulnerable with nutritious food, as having additional health issues is a situation that is best avoided.PHOTO: SINGAPORE RED CROSS

Single mother Indrapathi Sugumaran, 33, has been receiving vegetables, fruits and meat every Sunday for the past two months from Singapore Red Cross volunteers.

"It makes a difference to us because we get to have chicken or fish weekly now instead of twice a month in the past, and more nutritious food options such as broccoli," said Ms Indrapathi, who works at a fast-food restaurant.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2018, with the headline 'Nutritious food crucial for needy'. Print Edition | Subscribe