The Science Volunteer Corps (SVC), a sub-committee under the NUS Students' Science Club collaborated with Kraft-Heinz Singapore as well as Rise Against Hunger to organise Pack-A-Meal on 11 December 2017. With the help of staff from Kraft-Heinz Singapore as well as current students, alumni and staff from the Faculty of Science, the event achieved its objective of packing 80,000 meals.
A group photo of Pack-A-Meal volunteers
Tiki KEH, President, Rise Against Hunger Malaysia, said, "The 80,000 meals will be shipped to Cambodia for the orphanage homes who are suffering from malnutrition caused by insufficient food supply."
A packet which contains rice, dhal, dehydrated vegetables and a micro-nutrient sachet is equivalent to six meals
The volunteers spent the morning of the first day of the December vacation enthusiastically packing the meals for the less privileged. To add to the event's dynamism, there was background music and a gong was hit for every 10,000 meals packed to indicate that a milestone had been reached.
Everyone hard at work packing meals
Jaymond TAN Jia Wen, Vice-President (Internal Affairs), Year 2 Applied Mathematics, said, "It was nice to see all the smiles on the volunteers' faces as they packed meals for a good cause, while enjoying the company of friends."
Science staff and students, and staff from Kraft Heinz Singapore enjoyed themselves contributing to the event