More than 160 cars hit the roads Saturday morning to deliver food hampers to 1,500 beneficiaries.
It was part of the annual Boys’ Brigade Share-a-Gift (BBSG) Christmas event to spread festive joy to the less privileged.
More than 200 volunteers dropped off 2,000 food hampers containing 13 household essentials like cooking oil, biscuits and instant food.
The Boys’ Brigade hopes to reach out to 40,691 recipients by the end of the month. With 11 days to go, they hope to attract some 325 cars to join in the weekday deliveries.
“This year we have got over 40,000 people to help. Right up to now, we are only at about 42 per cent of our targets. We ask the public to continue to contribute,” said BBSG 2013 Chairman Lui Chong Chee.
“We are short of cooking oil; we are still short of halal canned food like baked beans and sardines. We are also short of soya sauce, so the public can just help us and donate. The response this year has been excellent and there are a lot of volunteers coming forward.”
He added that in addition to buying and delivering the food, the members of the public can also help out by going to the Boys’ Brigade HQ at Havelock Road to offer their assistance.
Donations can also be made at over 840 AXS machines around Singapore. Members of the public may also purchase and donate general food and household hampers valued at S$30 and S$50 via NTUC FairPrice’s online portal till 31 December.