- Joint partnership between WeCare@MarineParade, Islamic Restaurant Singapore and Deliveroo Singapore will see iftar meals delivered to vulnerable Muslim families
- From 4 May to 22 May, Deliveroo riders will deliver 1,200 meals to over 100 households and 400 beneficiaries
Deliveroo Singapore is partnering with WeCare@MarineParade to deliver iftar meals to vulnerable Muslim families to enjoy during Ramadan. As part of a joint partnership between WeCare@MarineParade, Islamic Restaurant Singapore and Deliveroo, Deliveroo riders will deliver 1,200 meals to 115 households and 428 beneficiaries nominated by WeCare@MarineParade between 4 May to 22 May. Generously donated by Mr Yusoff Rahman, the meals will be prepared by Islamic Restaurant Singapore, with delivery fulfilled by Deliveroo.
WeCare@MarineParade is a community-based network that aims to help vulnerable residents in Marine Parade through community action and meaningful partnerships. Founded in 1921 by Mr Abdul Rahiman, Islamic Restaurant Singapore has been in the food business for nearly 100 years. Serving up halal dishes which utilise traditional cooking methods with modern twists, Islamic's mission has always been to serve up quality comfort food including roti maryam, murtabak, curries and other mamak favourites.
"Deliveroo Singapore is always seeking opportunities to give back to the communities we operate in," said Sarah Tan, Director of Growth and Marketing and Interim General Manager, Deliveroo Singapore. "As a company which delivers great-tasting food to thousands of consumers' doorsteps each day, banding together with WeCare@MarineParade and Islamic Restaurant to give back to those in need was an obvious partnership this Ramadan. As Singapore continues to do its part to stop the spread of COVID-19 together, we hope the food deliveries raise a smile for our Muslim friends at home."
"Amidst the Circuit Breaker, gathering volunteers to distribute food has been challenging. Thus, we are delighted to work with Deliveroo during this special time. Between 4 May to 22 May, Deliveroo riders will deliver local food to over 400 of our beneficiaries in Marine Parade. This would not have been possible without their kind sponsorship and move to bring favourite takeaways, delivered to people's doorstep." said Chan Jianhong, Head of WeCare@MarineParade.
"I'm very grateful to receive this delicious iftar meal for me and my family to enjoy together during the holy month of fasting," said Marine Parade resident, Mdm Sharifah Binte Hussein. "It's difficult this year not getting to spend time with our extended family and friends during Ramadan, but little acts of kindness like this go a long way."
"I'm happy for the opportunity to do my part to help the less fortunate in our community and lift their spirits, especially during these challenging times. It means even more as we get to volunteer during our free time during fasting month. This is a truly meaningful initiative that I'm glad to be a part of. It's really rewarding to see the smiles on their faces when we drop off the meals and I hope I can continue to participate in such initiatives like these," said Nurul Astika, a Deliveroo rider who participated in this initiative.