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20 of Singapore's top restaurants to provide 2,000 meals to the needy

During this circuit breaker, Michelin Singapore and The Food Bank are partnering with 20 Michelin-starred, Bib Gourmand and Plate eateries to donate 2,000 meals to families in need.

20 of Singapore's top restaurants to provide 2,000 meals to the needy

Michelin Singapore has rallied 20 restaurants and eateries for a weeklong campaign in support of The Food Bank Singapore. (Photo: Michelin Singapore)

The F&B sector may have been hit hard by COVID-19 measures, but that hasn't stopped the industry from giving back. Michelin Singapore announced on May 20 that it is rallying restaurants and eateries to provide nutritious meals to The Food Bank Singapore’s member beneficiaries, which include low-income families, the elderly and less fortunate across Singapore. 

The programme began on May 18 and will run until May 24. The aim is for Michelin Singapore to show its support for restaurants and eateries in its guide, ranging from Michelin-starred restaurants to Bib Gourmand and Michelin Plate establishments. A total of 20 establishments are providing meals funded by Michelin Singapore to cater the 2,000 meals that have been committed.

The list of participating restaurants include three-Michelin star Odette; two-Michelin star Saint Pierre, Shisen Hanten and Zen; and one-Michelin star Alma, Buona Terra, Burnt Ends, Hawker Chan and Nouri.

Staff of Shisen Hanten preparing the meals. (Photo: Michelin Singapore)

Bib Gourmand eateries include Chey Sua Carrot Cake, Heng Carrot Cake, Hjh Maimunah, Ka-Soh, Muthu’s Curry and The Blue Ginger. Michelin Plate eateries include Ji Ji Noodle House and Keng Eng Kee.

The Blue Ginger's meal boxes. (Photo: Michelin Singapore)

The initiative has grown to include previous Michelin-recommended restaurants Char and New Ubin Seafood, as well as Burnt End’s sister joint Meatsmith, all of whom are voluntarily taking part.

“Even as restaurants and dining establishments have been hard hit by measures intended to curb the transmission of COVID-19, their sense of compassion, hospitality and service to feed the community have never wavered,” said Chan Hock Sen, Country Head of Michelin Singapore. 

“They have been the first to volunteer their resources towards the most vulnerable in society, and we are proud to join them in contributing towards their efforts while also supporting them in turn.”

"Even as restaurants and dining establishments have been hard hit by measures intended to curb the transmission of COVID-19, their sense of compassion, hospitality and service to feed the community have never wavered." – Chan Hock Sen

“An increasing number of people who have lost their regular income stream due to the COVID-19 pandemic are struggling to put food on their tables. Demand for meals is outstripping supply and we are trying our best to feed those in need,” said Nicholas Ng, Co-Founder of The Food Bank Singapore.

“We are warmed and grateful that Michelin and the renowned restaurants are contributing to our efforts. May they inspire more like-minded organisations to come forth to help ensure that nobody goes hungry in Singapore."

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Source: CNA/st(ds)

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