The Food Bank Singapore
Description of Organization
Welcome to The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG)! FBSG is the brainchild of brother-sister duo Nichol and Nicholas Ng, who own the X-Inc group of companies. After observing the food industry for more than a decade – the increasing food prices and food wastage – they realised the need for a food bank in Singapore.
In 2012, FBSG was established as Singapore’s first food bank with the aim of being the prevailing centralised coordinating organisation for all food donations in Singapore.
FBSG bridges potential donors and member beneficiaries by collecting and redistributing donated food. Its members are registered charity organisations or special organisations with a designated meal programme for low income and underprivileged individuals and families. Through a network of more than 370 such organisations of all sizes, the food bank serves more than 100,000 families and over 300,000 people with all kinds of food.
FBSG was accorded charity status in August 2012 (Co. Reg No: 201200654E) and IPC status in May 2015. It is a registered member of The Global Foodbanking Network.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2022 programme
1. The Food Pantry 2.0 – an innovative food dispensing vending machine for our beneficiaries.
2. Feed the City 3.0 – a monthly top up card that allows beneficiaries the freedom of choice to select food based on their preferences at accessible points all across Singapore.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
We will involve them in our operations and programmes, and provide a workshop/training on how we do what we do.
We will also assign an officer to work with them on their project