29 Jan '16, 10pm

Donating CNY snacks? Make sure it's fit to eat, says Food Bank

The Food Bank Singapore is appealing to donors to make sure what they donate is okay to eat, after some items were found to be unfit for consumption. Its inaugural Chinese New Year food distribution programme last year handed out goodies to the needy which otherwise would have gone to waste. However, the charity's co-founder, Ms Nichol Ng, told The Straits Times that the condition of some donations - such as resealed, half-consumed jars of love letters - was "really bad". "We hope everyone understands that once the bottles are opened, they have been compromised and we are unable to redistribute the items," said Ms Ng. "When donating, please be mindful that we also wish to respect our beneficiaries." The charity, set up in 2012, redistributes donated food to the needy throughout the year. It also promotes awareness about food wastage by giving talks to schools, businesses a...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/donating-cny-snacks...

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