Around 12,000 students from low-income families to get GrabFood vouchers during circuit breaker period

Each student will receive S$55 worth of GrabFood vouchers.

Melanie Lim| April 15, 01:14 PM

The Community Development Council (CDC) recently launched a Student Meals Scheme to help students from low-income families defray the cost of buying meals while they are on home-based learning (HBL).

Each student to receive S$55 worth of GrabFood vouchers

Up till May 31, each student will receive S$55 worth of GrabFood e-vouchers via the Grab app (in S$5 denominations) to order food during the Circuit Breaker period.

Students can pre-order their meals and collect them when they are ready, helping them to avoid queues and unnecessary time outside home.

A total of S$660,000 will be used to support around 12,000 needy students

All in all, a total of S$660,000 will be used to support around 12,000 primary and secondary school students who are part of households with at least one Singaporean Citizen staying in a unit under the public rental scheme.

According to Grab, S$300,000 was donated by Ang Tjoen Ming, the founder of Mayapada Group, while Grab is contributing S$60,000.

The five CDCs (Central Singapore CDC, North East CDC, North West CDC, South East CDC, South West CDC) will match Ang's donations with another S$300,000.

The sign up period for the scheme is from Apr. 14 to 27 and eligible students will have to sign up via email to their respective CDCs.

For more information on how to sign up, visit CDC's website or click here.

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