A free food corner in Chinatown sponsored by activist Gilbert Goh’s team for homeless people and elderly folks in central Singapore is still operating amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a Facebook post on Friday (21 May), Mr Goh said that his team channels S$300 on a weekly basis to the Malay food store tasked with preparing nearly 50 packs of bee hoon every day for the two disadvantaged groups.
“This free food corner now becomes an important source of daily meal supply to this disadvantaged group as many charities and food supply sources have cease their operations due to the pandemic. Many have nowhere to go for their regular food supply,” he said.
Mr Goh noted that his team will be temporarily stopping their weekly charity meals distribution until the COVID-19 situation has stabilised.
“Our weekly homeless charity however will continue to operate as we prepare masks, sanitizer, jackets and blankets for distribution this weekend,” he said.
Mr Goh had earlier mentioned the food store two weeks ago, in which he posted photographs of a visually impaired elderly person who collected a pack of the free meal.