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.