COMMUNITY OUTREACH TO THE HEARTLAND: JALAN KUKUH
Jamiyah Food Bank is stands true to its purpose and is committed in providing food for the poor and needy in Singapore, regardless of race and faiths. Putting food on the table of the disadvantaged families has always been Jamiyah’s Food Bank priority.
Another Community Outreach Channel that we connected with is at Jalan Kukuh. Perishable food items are delivered weekly on Wednesdays. Mr Ahmad, leads Persatuan Kebajikan Jalan Kukoh (PEKIK), which was established in 2012. PEKIK has been helpful in gathering all the volunteers and distributing the food items received to the poor and needy recipients who are in need. Taken from their main Facebook page, PEKIK serves the welfare needs of community residing in the ”12 blocks of HDB rental units at Jalan Kukoh, Jalan Minyak and York Hill.” Also mentioned, some pressing issues in this community include ”Single parent-ship (25%), absent family support for elderly (15%) and chronic sickness (10%).”
Jamiyah Food Bank is pleased with the continuous partnership and tireless efforts with PEKIK. We hope the resilience spirit of the community never stops. All the best to PEKIK!