APEX CLUB OF BUKIT TIMAH

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The Redhill Food Distribution

The Apex Club of Singapore (Bukit Timah) have been involved in the Redhill Blk 89 Food Distribution Programme since June 1988. From the initial number of 60 when we first took over, the number of beneficiaries has increased to over 280 (170 from Redhill, 130 from Kim Tian) elderly residents. Watch video here.

We foresee the number of recipients will continue to grow as we are facing an aging population in Singapore.

The food that we currently provide to the elderly is planned in a manner that will enable them to have a balanced healthy diet that they would. Beside a loaf of bread, 2-3 types of vegetables such as cabbage, carrots, kailan, cucumber etc and 2-3 dry food items, such as rice, eggs, sardines and beans are distributed each week. We have considered meat items but due to lack of refrigeration in the homes of the elderly, the idea was dropped off.

The items that distributed are set out in a fixed ‘menu’ to our regular supplier who would deliver to the site each Saturday for our packing and distribution.

Beside weekly food distribution, Apex Bukit Timah also organize and co-ordinate outings for the elderly especially during the festive period where they would receive invitations to dinners or other special events. We would hire the buses and volunteers will escort the elderly to and from the events.

Our purpose in this project is to provide better to our elderly in terms of food & social well-being. The poor elderly would not spend on nutrients food such as fresh fruits & vegetables. Our project providing these items is to ensure their needs is addressed so that they have healthier diet & will have fewer medical problems. Our volunteers also visit their home, they will chat & keep them company so as to assure them in less anxiety, as there is always someone there to help in their needs. Our volunteers will also assist the elderly with their day-to-day correspondence with the HDB, town council etc. We also provide a link between the elderly & the services they requires such as referrals to clinics, old age homes & other relevant authorities.

This project is managed & run entirely by volunteers with no expenditure on administration and manpower cost. Every dollar raised goes direct to the beneficiaries.

We are constantly approaching donors to help financing this project. However, without full time staff to source for fund, this has always been an uphill task.

The success of our project is determined by ensuring that person needy ration actually received and benefit from the ration. With the regular pool of volunteers running this project, we are able to ensure that this happen.

We are constantly assessing the needs of the elderly and would not hesitate to go further than what has been provided for. We also trying to attract more volunteers and donors so that we maintain the running of our home visit programme, looking out for sponsors and volunteers to help in the running of the Food Distribution program.


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BLK 89 REDHILL CLOSE, SINGAPORE

How can you help....... 

Be a Volunteer

 

Be a Sponsor

Dear Volunteers, Individual Sponsors or Corporates,

The Redhill Food Distribution program is on every Saturday at 1.30pm at Block 89 Redhill Close (and we have not missed a single week since 1988). Join us in caring for the elderly!


Help required:

  • Help with the distribution of groceries to elderly
  • Home delivery of packed groceries bags to elderly
  • Home interviews for potential beneficieries
  • Help to create awareness about this Food distribution program among your friend and relatives.
  • Organise Outings for elderly & other Community service projects (eg. IMH party, Children camping etc)We are also looking for team players to join us as committed Apexians -  in the involvment of the community service projects we do!

.............................................................................................................If you are keen to sponsor any of the coming weeks, contact us! Your contribution will go a long way towards helping the continuation of the Redhill Food Distribution program.


Any contributions in cash or kind (to the Redhill Food Distribution program, NOT to Apex BT Club) are welcome and greatly appreciated!


There are a few ways in which you may help the Redhill Food distribution programe:

  • By Cheque or Money Order

Make a cheque or money order out to "Apex Club of Bukit Timah" and send it to:

Club Treasurer (Apex Club of Bukit Timah)
Blk 119 Bukit Merah View, #01-85 Singapore 152119 (ADRC's address)

Kindly indicate 'Redhill Food Distribution Contribution' on the back of the cheque.

For accounting and good record keeping, we would appreciate if you could
indicate your particulars (eg. name, contact address or email) on the back of the cheque.


  • Sponsor of items

Please inform organiser of items you would like to sponsor to avoid wastage or oversupply of weekly items. We also like to make sure that items are appropriate for elderly's consumption or use. For more info and details, please contact us.

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Other Service Projects..... click here for more details:

- Children's Camp

- IMH Party

- Sponsoring Dinners and Outings for the Elderly (& Volunteers to help during Outings)

- Flag Days

- Ad- hoc projects

-Overseas projects 

In a Weekly Grocery Bag?  
Typically, we provide items such as:

  • 2 types of Dry food (Can food, oil or rice etc)
  • 2-3 types of vegetables (Spinach, cabbage, tomatoes, or carrots etc)
  • 2 no. of  fruits (Apples, oranges or seasonal fruits)
  • A loaf of Gardenia Bread
Approx cost : $7-10 per bag

*Note: Items in the grocery bags may vary weekly according to sponsorships, items availability or budget contraints.

Our Caring Partners.... 

Contact us for more info... 

  • Chemicals & Machinery Pte Ltd
  • Cargill Singapore
  • SAP Singapore