2 young S'porean hawkers cook for the needy during Covid-19 circuit breaker, refuse to accept donations

They've asked their viewers to stop transferring money to them.

Julia Yeo | April 09, 2020, 01:26 PM

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Two young hawkers selling Singapore-style Poké bowls are cooking for anyone who cannot afford meals during the Covid-19 circuit breaker, which has been in effect since April 7, 2020.

'Beng Who Cooks' prepares meals for needy

The month-long circuit breaker in Singapore will last until May 4, 2020, with all non-essential services to be suspended until the end of this period.

Two young hawkers running Beng Who Cooks, Jason Chua and Zhen Long, have started an initiative to prepare meals for anybody who's unable to afford meals until the end of the circuit breaker.

In their Instagram video, they shared that they will be cooking for anyone who comes forward.

"We don't need proof, just tell us and we'll (deliver)," Chua said in the video. "Even if you do bad things, you just want to get a free meal, so be it."

They are also offering meals to children who have been unable to have proper meals due to school closures, calling for them to come forward.

Refused to accept donations

In the second portion of their Instagram post, they noted that several people have sent them money via online payment methods.

"I know you guys have Jason's phone number... Stop transferring money, because it's really not about the money," Zhen Long stressed in the video.

However, they called for people to spread awareness instead.

They also added in a later post that food and delivery will be free, thanks to sponsors who "forcefully gave" them the money.

They are also collaborating with a neighbouring drinks stall at Hong Lim Market and Food Centre, where their stall is located.

Check out their menu in their Instagram post as well.

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Hi everyone, hope that all of you are safe and healthy! Due to the "Circuit Breaker" we're collaborating with the drink stall next door to make things convenient during this period of time. Thank you for your continuous support! We really appreciate it! Please order 1 day in advance before 7pm Check out the TEMPORARY SETS for this period. 1. Aromatic Chicken Rice set: $6 2. Aromatic beef stew Rice set: $7 Choose your drink (optional): - add on can drinks $1.20 - $1.50 Island wide delivery $4. No minimum orders. Delivery will arrive between 1200 to 1330 Free for self-pick up at Beng Who Cooks from 1100 to 1300 Please make payment in advance through Paynow or Paylah. Order through Instagram, Facebook messenger, telegram or WhatsApp. DM us for more enquires. #bengwhocooks #正明茶室 #fightagainstcovid

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Stall location:

531A Upper Cross St, #01-44 Hong Lim Food Centre, Upper Cross St, Singapore 051531

(Please only visit for essential purposes during this circuit breaker period.)

Top image via Beng Who Cooks/FB