2. Contents page
1. Food Shortage Introduction
2. Food Bank
3. Target group
4. Impact and results
6. Extra topic
3. What is Food Shortage?
Food shortage is the a widespread scarcity of food and the demand for a product
or service exceeds its supply in a market
● Asia: India, China, Pakistan
● Africa: Zimbabwe, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Niger, Nigeria
● Central America: Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua
4. Introduction on Food Bank
● The Food Bank Singapore is a registered charity founded by Nichol and
Nicholas Ng in January 2012 and was given charity status in August 2012
● The Food Bank Singapore strives to bridge the gap in the market by collecting
surplus food in the market and providing it to organisations and people in
need of food.
To be the prevailing centralised coordinating organisation for all food donations
and play a key role in the reduction of food wastage within the whole supply chain.
● To bridge potential donors and members
● To provide access to and knowledge of cheaper sources of food for
● To spread the word on the importance of food resource planning to ensure
long-term providence of food for everyone
● To look at ways to reduce food wastage by giving food a new lease of life
through creative and alternative ways
6. Target Donors:
● Food Industry Donors
● Hotels & Restaurants
● Charities with excess donations
Target Beneficiaries: NPO’s and VWO’s
● Family Service Centres
● Senior Activity Centres
● Soup kitchens
● Religious Establishments
● Schools with children from low-income families
7. What do they do?
● They collect the waste food, then thoroughly sort the waste depending on its
expiry date or special dietary needs.
● They get donations from various organisations especially when they have
excess food from for-profit organisations (wholesalers and retailers) .
● Provide large amount of surplus food which would have been untapped or
● Provide large amounts of food required by charities and voluntary welfare
● January and February 2012, The Food Bank Singapore visited more than 30
charity organisations and homes to gain better insight into the situation on the
8. Introduction on Food From The Heart
● Food from the Heart is a charity founded in February 2003 by
Singapore-based Austrian couple Henry and Christine Laimer who were
inspired to channel surplus food from bakeries to families in need .
● The independent non-profit is one of Singapore's charitable food distributors
that makes a tangible and meaningful contribution to help fight hunger
through bread rations and food packs, and bring joy through the distribution of
toys and birthday celebrations
9. Vision / Mission:
To reach out to the less-fortunate and brighten their lives by alleviating hunger
through a food distribution programme and bringing joy through the distribution of
toys and birthday celebrations.
10. What do they do
● Sets up the “Clean Plate Campaign” to educate students on the importance of
reducing food wastage by inculcating the habit of mindful eating when they
are young. They go to primary schools all over Singapore to encourage
students to “clean their plate”.
● Raise funds in events to help us reach out to more underprivileged individuals
● Provide food packs and rations to needy families
● collect packaging-damaged and near-expiry items from all supermarkets and
redirect them to welfare homes and needy families
● Collecting bread from bakeries and distributing them to welfare homes and
We may decide to be picky and waste food. Thus, not thinking of the people that
have difficulties affording them
There are actually enough food for everyone in the world but how are there some
people having no access to them?