Supporting our Beneficiaries with Basic Rations

Launched in 2010, the Sustenance for Families programme aims to ease some of the financial burdens faced by low-income families who are struggling to make ends meet by providing dry rations.

Families under the standard weekend distribution programme will receive basic and daily necessities such as rice, cooking oil and canned food every month.

For the weekday distribution programme, families will receive customised dry ration packages which are packed according to their needs.

The YWCA partners with external agencies such as Family Service Centres and other welfare organisations to identify these needy families.


Key Figures

  • 13
    Years Running
  • >1753
    Families Monthly
  • S$33k
    Cost Per Month

Who is Eligible?


Eligibility Criteria

Applicant must fulfill the following criteria in order to qualify for the Sustenance for Families programme:

  • Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident
  • Regardless of race, religion or gender
  • Total household income should be less than $1,900 per month or less than $800 per capita (per person per household).

How to Apply?

Step 1

Contact your nearest Family Service Centre/Social Service Centre to request for a social worker who will apply on your behalf.

Download our form.

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Step 2

Social worker to email us.

  • Attach Form
  • Attach All Necessary Documents
  • Attach Valid Social Report


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