Shoppers choosing tidbits at Henderson Community Club yesterday, as they got to stock up early on groceries and goodies for the Chinese New Year. Volunteers turned an empty hall into a marketplace for 170 low-to middle-income families who may not qualify for government or community assistance schemes, with booths selling items such as canned food, biscuits and toothpaste.
Under the Henderson-Dawson Project 100=50 initiative, families got to purchase groceries for up to $200 and pay half the price.
The collaboration between volunteer group Heartwarmers and Henderson-Dawson Citizens Consultative Committee is supported by the Sheng Siong Group and Standard Chartered Bank.
Typically, families purchase $100 worth of groceries and pay $50 at the event every second Saturday of the month, but the amount was bumped up for the upcoming festive season.