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What and How Much Food Should You to Donate to a Food Charity?

Published: 18 February 2022, Friday

What and How Much Food Should You to Donate to a Food Charity?

Two of the most common questions we receive at Food from the Heart are, "What should I donate?" and "How much should I donate?"


What to Donate

Food from the Heart constantly updates its food donation wishlist. It typically includes non-perishable food items like rice, canned protein and cooking oil. 

Thinking outside our wishlist? Some things to consider before making your donation:

  • We generally require food donations of non-perishable items
  • Donations should have an expiry date of 3 months and beyond
  • They should be the type of food that our beneficiaries need
  • They are un-opened and in good condition

Read more about donating right.

Your items can be donated to us at any of our Community Shops and our warehouse at 130 Joo Seng Road #03-01.


Non-perishables are not all that we distribute, though.

Fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as eggs, are purchased with donated funds to increase the nutritional value of the food that we distribute. By purchasing these items, we are able to better ensure the food quality, food safety and timeliness of our food rations.

Food donations and cash donations are both useful to us!


How Much to Donate

The answer to this is invariably, "You are welcome to donate much as possible." This is because we serve more than 10,500 households monthly without fail.

Food from the Heart tries to serve as many beneficiaries as possible while also making sure to be able to commit our resources to them for as long as they need our assistance. We believe in sustainable charity work, which means that we consistently feed the needy month after month.

We have made this our Standard Operating Procedure because sustainable charity work amounts to more than alleviating hunger. Our beneficiaries know that they can get reliable and consistent food donations from us in terms of how often, how much, and even what type of food they will receive. This makes it easier for them to plan for the remaining food that they need, manage their resources and gives them a greater peace of mind.

Having monthly food distributions means that Food from the Heart needs new, incoming food donations every month. In the case where we are lucky enough to have excess food donations, the ones that are not-yet expiring are brought over to be distributed in the following month.


Cash Donations

Cash donors can also choose to support us with monthly cash donations online. As a gauge, food packs under our School Goodie Bag programme contain $55 worth of food each.

Should you ever wish to stop your future monthly donations, simply request via email to info@foodheart.org.


Any contribution is a great help to us regardless of what and how much you choose to donate, or even if your support comes in the form of simply sharing about the work we do. After all, it is the sum of our efforts that helps nourish lives. Thank you for embarking on a journey of giving with us!


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