With the burden of bills and living expenses, Suria and her three young children often had difficulty making ends meet — they couldn’t afford fresh foods from time to time, and ‘ayam’ (chicken) was a treat. With support from Red Cross’ FoodAid, Suria’s family now enjoys nutritious food everyday.

Meals with Love, a FoodAid project, provides monthly rations of nutritious food to the disadvantaged in our society.


‘Meals with Love’ helps the disadvantaged and overlooked in our community. Through the FoodAid programme, our volunteer befrienders not only put nutritious food on the table, but also offer a listening ear, a helping hand and practical advice to the families in need.


Singapore Red Cross focuses on supporting those who may have fallen through the cracks of social services such as:

  • Skipped-generation families (grandparent-headed households)
  • Single-parent families
  • Working poor


Identified households receive food items and vouchers every month. To ensure nutritional needs are met, the food mix is recommended by hospital dieticians.

Our volunteers also provide beneficiaries with supplementary support, such as tutoring young children and helping the seniors with household chores.

In addition, periodic reviews and assessments are carried out to monitor improvement or change in the family’s conditions, and to ensure that the direst needs of the families are met with our programme.

Even as Singaporeans become more affluent, there are still people struggling to get by, with minimal or no family and/or community support. The Singapore Red Cross has identified about 200 families who can benefit from a sustainable programme that puts ‘real’ food on their table. With your help, we can do more.


Donate regularly to help support the beneficiary families.$20 feeds a family of four for 2 days $50 feeds a family of four for 5 days $90 feeds a family of four for 10 days $250 feeds a family of four for 1 month! Your contribution makes a real difference.

Adopt a family for a year Volunteer for monthly food purchasing and delivery; to help with household chores; to tutor and provide guidance to the children

Fundraise to help sustain and expand the FoodAid programme so that we can serve more people.