FOOD FOR GOOD x RUGBY GIVES BACK is a collaboration amongst Singapore Rugby Union, Chef-In-Box which is part of JR Foods Pte Ltd & ELPIS@Hideout Pte Ltd.
The campaign has evolved from the ‘Do Good. Send Love’ started in early April 2020 when the appeals for frozen meals started pouring in from beneficiaries. The campaign has raised over 13,000 meals of which over 9,000 meals have been delivered to 11 beneficiaries and the food deliveries are still on-going.
Rugby as a sport has given so much to us. In these trying times we wanted to come together to give back to the wider community. It’s more than just about the sport of rugby but the values it teaches us.
The beneficiaries are based on urgency of need for food. Thus far, it has helped shelters for migrant workers, nursing homes in need, homes for abused children, homes for people with special needs and low-income families and individuals who have lost their livelihoods, as well as the shelters for the homeless.
All funds raised from FOOD FOR GOOD x RUGBY GIVES BACK will be committed to low-income families and the homeless. A small S$10 donation will feed one person in need for a day, whilst S$70 feeds them for a week and S$300 ensures they are able to eat for an entire month.
During this period of time, many of the people we want to help have lost their part-time and contract positions. Many of these low-income families have young and school-going children. It is increasingly difficult and stressful for the adults in the family to find proper meals to feed their children. At the same time, we expect to see an increase in need for help in this segment of the community and the homeless.
Our current community in Jalan Kukoh is a good example. Each week, this community needs at least 1000 meals to feed 38 families and this number is increasing. We endeavour to raise funds to help feed more who might be in need of help.
This is where the Rugby community can contribute to the social and economical uplift of those in need.
Our Singapore National Team athletes will also be volunteering their time as part of this project.
JR Foods is known for its signature brand CHEF-IN-BOX, that dishes out bento meals of local delicacies via their vending machines and ELPIS@Hideout is a Social Enterprise that specialises in Change for good. Both companies are commercial entities who embrace social causes and do good with an impact. For more information about both companies, please visit their websites at www.elpishideout.com, www.jrgroup.com.sg and www.chefinbox.com.sg.
FOOD FOR GOOD x RUGBY GIVES BACK
Teck Ming Low$70.00
TENG YANN PANG$100.00
Loh Dennis Kia Piao$50.00
Daniel Marc Chow$300.00