100 packs of free lunch for taxi & private hire drivers every weekday at Kallang CC until June 11

A makeshift drive through point has been set up for the food distribution and collection.

Fiona Tan | June 03, 2021, 06:39 PM

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With work from home as a default, taxi drivers and private hire drivers (PHVs) have seen a reduction in ridership.

Thankfully, Because We Care and Share and Serve Our City Singapore, together with the Whampoa Community Development & Welfare Fund Committee have come up with a joint initiative – The Drive-Thru Lunch Treats – to help alleviate some of these burdens.

Image from People's Association/FB.

100 lunch packs

Drive-Thru Lunch Treats was launched on May 31.

Volunteers will be distributing 100 packets of lunch to the drivers.

Taxi drivers and PHVs can collect a free pack of lunch and a care pack from them at Kallang Community Club (CC) between the time of 10:15am to 11:15am every weekday, from May 31 to Jun. 11.

A makeshift drive through point has been set up for the food distribution and collection.

Image from Because We Care and Share/FB.

The food, along with a care pack containing wet wipes, hand soap and a travel sized hand sanitiser, will be handed over to the drivers with a tray to prevent contact.

Image from Because We Care and Share/FB.

PHVs should have their PHV decals ready and visible to collect the meal, said Because We Care and Share in their Facebook post.

Helping both drivers and hawkers

Volunteers from Serve Our City Singapore bought and packaged lunch for the drivers.

According to their Facebook post, the community organisers and volunteers have prepared halal, non-halal and vegetarian options.

Food including chicken rice, nasi goreng, xinzhou beehoon, charsiew and roast pork rice were bought from Berseh Food Centre and Bendemeer Market and Food Centre for the drivers to enjoy.

This not only benefits drivers but hawkers as well; another group hard hit by the Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) measures.

This initiative was designed with the intention to support both groups during Phase 2 (Heightened Alert).

Lunch collection and distribution details

Kallang CC

Address: 45 Boon Keng Rd, Singapore 339771

Dates: Weekdays till 11 Jun

Timing: 10.15am-11.15am

You can read the post here.

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