An untitled post

I realise that I hardly write in this blog, and it’s been about 9 months since I wrote here. The only reason I decided to write a little tonight is because I just renewed the domain name and thought I might as well use it.

Let’s see. What has happened in my life so far?

In Feb this year, I co-founded SG Food Rescue with Judee Tan. It is a simple idea. We saw that food businesses are throwing away tonnes of food every day, and that there are 1 in 10 Singaporeans can’t afford nutritious food. We decided to transport the food from point A to point B.

We got a whole bunch of people interested in this very simple idea. I guess it’s true what they say, the best ideas are the simplest ones.

Right now, we are exploring how to make this simple idea a sustainable one. To be sure, we will need to hire a full-time coordinator by the end of the year. The systems and processes are in place already, so we just need someone to keep things running so that we can explore new things.

But I also wonder if hiring someone will unnecessarily complicate things. Mainly because it introduces money into the equation. Then suddenly, what people have been doing out of goodwill and fun becomes transactional. Is there a way we can keep doing this without introducing money into the equation?

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  1. There’s a lot more to be done to reduce food wastage is Singapore, and am heartened by your time and efforts! Just saw a bread shop in Chinatown sweeping all its bread on the racks into the bin, right in front of me. They could have easily offered a discount and sold the bread off, but simply decided to dispose all of them instead 😦


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