NTUC FairPrice has launched the Food for Good Community Fridge @ Marine Terrace. The collaboration with Marine Terrace Breeze Residents’ Committee will provide food distributions via community fridges to provide free food to residents in the area. FairPrice Foundation has sponsored two brand new chillers and will also be providing a year’s worth of fresh and nutritious produce such as fruits, vegetables, milk and meat, worth around S$100,000.
This community fridge initiative also complements FairPrice’s Food Waste Reduction initiative, which aims to minimise waste from unsold but still wholesome food. Under this scheme, all of such food from two FairPrice stores in the vicinity will be donated to the community fridges to provide for the less fortunate while also reducing food waste. The two nearby stores include FairPrice Finest @ Katong Village and FairPrice Finest @ Marine Parade.
FairPrice partnered with Nanyang Girls’ High School to beautify the community fridges, including the walls and pillars at Blk 20 Marine Terrace. The art pieces by the students and teachers feature colourful illustrations of personified fruits and vegetables, and snippets of people in the community bonding over food. Apart from this, they also serve as directional signs to the community fridges and also offer health tips.
Over the years, FairPrice Foundation has been assisting needy families to moderate the cost of daily essentials. Last year, the Foundation donated S$3 million to the FairPrice Food Voucher Scheme to provide daily essentials to low-income families across Singapore.