Category Archives: food-singapore

SINGAPORE OPPORTUNITY

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people – especially children and the more vulnerable – have access to sufficient and nutritious food all year round.23

A large share of the world population is still consuming far too little to meet even their basic needs. Halving per capita global food waste at the retailer and consumer levels is also important for creating more efficient production and supply chains. This can help with food security and shift us towards a more resource efficient economy.24

SINGAPORE CHALLENGE

Food poverty is more than the struggle to put food on the table, it is also associated with the inability to obtain healthy, nutritious food. Not only do poor diets affect daily productivity and routines, in the long run, they often lead to illnesses such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes and cancer.

The Food Bank Singapore, one of the many VWOs tackling hunger issues, reported that 70,000 food rations and 800,000 meals are required monthly for their member beneficiaries 28.

SINGAPORE STATISTICS

  • 1 in 10 Singaporeans are unable to meet basic needs in the form of food, clothing, shelter and other essential expenditures.25
  • 1 in 3 elderly Singaporeans are not eating right (2011)26
  • More than 23,000 children are malnourished in Singapore (2008)27