Deliveroo customers in Singapore have generously rallied to donate over S$50,000 for charity organisation Food from the Heart (FFTH) since December last year, with Deliveroo matching the first S$10,000 worth of donations. This brings the total amount raised to over S$60,000.
The funds were raised through the delivery platform’s in-app donation feature and have benefited 1,500 low-income school age children and their families who are beneficiaries of FFTH’s School Goodie Bag programme, which focuses on providing underprivileged primary and secondary school students and their families with food rations and better nutrition.
As part of its long-term partnership with FFTH, Deliveroo is extending its support to raise funds for the charity organisation’s ‘I CAN Award’.
Short for ‘Improvement in Conduct, Attendance and Non-academic performance‘, the annual award initiative celebrates the resilience and achievements of young beneficiaries who are part of the School Goodie Bag programme.
As of Monday (12 Apr), customers can log into the Deliveroo app to search for “No Child Goes Hungry” to make donations the same way they would place a food order on the platform.
The donations raised will go towards purchasing items such as vouchers and trophies to reward 90 students and their families for their outstanding accomplishments.
From today, customers can drop off donations of food staples such as cooking oil, rice, and canned goods at the Editions site, which will be distributed to disadvantaged families under FFTH’s food programme.
The donation items can be dropped off at the drop-off box, situated at the pickup counter, between 10am to 10pm.
Deliveroo’s long-term partnership with FFTH is part of Deliveroo’s community-focused campaign in Singapore, ‘No Child Goes Hungry‘, to tackle food insecurity among children, with focused initiatives around contributions to philanthropic causes and community service.
Deliveroo is “tremendously thankful” to its customers for participating in its fundraising initiative; strives to remain “socially responsible”
“We are tremendously thankful to our customers for participating in our fundraising initiative in support of disadvantaged children and their families. As Deliveroo strives to remain socially responsible, we are continuously searching for ways that the company and our customers can support those in need,” said Sarah Tan, General Manager at Deliveroo Singapore.
“We hope to count on their continued support to raise funds for FFTH’s ‘I Can Award‘ to motivate underprivileged students to seek their highest potential. We also hope to encourage our customers to donate essential food items to our food drive, especially important during these trying times. We believe that together with FFTH and the support of our customers, we can help play an important part in the young beneficiaries’ journey,” she added.
“We are pleased to have Deliveroo as a partner to help rally for donations and are grateful for the total amount of donations generously raised by Deliveroo and its customers in our previous partnerships together. Thank you for supporting us and those in need in the community,” said Sim Bee Hia, CEO of Food from the Heart.
“With the upcoming ‘I CAN Award’, we are extremely heartened that Deliveroo has stepped forward once again to facilitate getting people to donate to our cause. The food drive and donated funds will make a positive impact on the lives of so many young beneficiaries and their families. We look forward to another meaningful and successful partnership with Deliveroo in our efforts to alleviate child hunger together,” she added.
“The School Goodie Bag food pack has helped us save on our grocery bills. I am very grateful for FFTH’s support over the last four years, especially since they have included more nutritious items like milk in the food pack. My kids need to have breakfast for energy and they have it with the cereal, which is also given,” said Teo Lee Yan, FFTH beneficiary.
Previous initiatives by Deliveroo
Last October, Deliveroo rallied its customers to raise funds for FFTH’s Clean Plate Campaign, and pledge its support towards building a zero food waste society.
Previous community-focused partnerships also include [email protected], where Deliveroo riders delivered over 1,000 iftar meals to vulnerable Muslim families during Ramadan; TOUCH Community Services, where Deliveroo gathered customers, restaurants, and riders to get behind the Meals-On-Wheels initiative; and social enterprise Glyph, which saw Deliveroo hosting quarterly Food & Cultural Exchanges and offering discounted Glyph membership fees for riders’ children.