The Need for Food Banking in Singapore

Is there a need for a food bank in Singapore?

The answer is "YES" because of:

  • Lack of centralised effort in food resource management
  • Large amount of surplus food untapped or otherwise wasted
  • Large amount of food required by charities and voluntary welfare organisations (VWOs)
  • 1 in 10 Singaporeans are Food Insecure

As for information of food that is wasted, there is very little data available in the market. But based on our interviews with various food companies, we are certain there are pockets of such excess food "floating" in our food chain.

Therefore, looking at the possible excess food and the large requirements by the needy, there is a definite need for food banking in Singapore.