Hungry No More: Meals-on-Wheels for Elderly/Disabled/Children

mowvanThe YWCA has been providing free nutritious meals for needy beneficiaries since 1997. Today, it serves nearly 500 child, disabled and elderly beneficiaries every weekday, delivering these food to their homes or partnering agencies for distribution.

Beginning in 1997, the Meals-on-Wheels for Elderly programme provides free and nutritious packet lunches to needy, frail and homebound elderly and to partnering senior activity centres. Meals were also extended to beneficiaries suffering from mental and physical disabilities under the Meals-on-Wheels for Disabled programme.

In 2007, the YWCA launched the Meals-on-Wheels for Children programme, a pioneer of its kind in Singapore, to provide free nutritious dinners to children from low-income families aged between five to 12. In addition to serving disadvantaged individuals and families living within the vicinity of Outram, the YWCA has recently extended this programme to needy students from our partnering primary schools.