FairPrice on Wheels was first started in April 2020 during the circuit breaker. It is an initiative where vans filled with groceries were parked in five mature estates for residents’ shopping convenience.
The trucks facilitated greater convenience during the pandemic by bringing groceries and necessities to the residents. This was especially helpful for the elderly, as the vulnerable group did not have to travel far or be as exposed to the crowds at their usual neighbourhood supermarkets.
Pretty neat idea, we must say.
New airconditioned trucks to contain meat products
Now, the trucks will be airconditioned and carry items such as meat and dairy products, which were previously not available. It will also contain other necessities like toilet paper and FairPrice house brand products for the budget conscious.
Currently, the trucks will be in three locations where there is a higher concentration of seniors. These trucks will serve Block 108 Bukit Purmei Road, Block 32 Telok Blangah Rise and Block 518 West Coast Road. The initiative may be extended to more areas if there is greater reception and demand in time to come.
NTUC donates $3 million worth of FairPrice vouchers for the needy
In addition to pushing out FairPrice on Wheels to help the seniors during Covid, NTUC will also be donating a total of $3 million worth of NTUC FairPrice food vouchers to the needy.
We’re sure that these initiatives would really come a long way during this difficult period.
PM Lee thanked NTUC for the donation, adding that it is vital to strengthen the relationship between the PAP and Labour Movement. This would enable them to work together to protect Singaporean workers and their families during troubled times.
Here’s hoping that we will continue to see innovative ideas being put into action to help Singaporeans and families.