31 Aug '17, 2pm

Tony Tay: "Food keeps families together, and it gives strength... and without food, it will be a big problem."

Jee Y. Geronimo @jeegeronimo Published 7:25 PM, August 31, 2017 Updated 7:27 PM, August 31, 2017 'FOOD UNITES.' 2017 Ramon Magsaysay awardee Tony Tay says food is the most important thing and it keeps families together. Screenshot by Rappler MANILA, Philippines – For the last 14 years, Tony Tay has been living life a day at a time. This is how he sustained a movement in Singapore that grew from 11 volunteers in 2003 to some 300 volunteers at present. They have one vision: to provide the underprivileged and marginalized with hot, packed meals every day – even during Christmas and New Year. Tay is the founder of Willing Hearts, described as a secular, non-affiliated charity that operates a soup kitchen where volunteers prepare and cook thousands of daily meals to be distributed to over 40 locations in Singapore. This everyday act of feeding the hungry has earned Tay the pres...

Full article: https://www.rappler.com/world/regions/asia-pacific/180766...

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