Our Feed in Love Programme (FIL) started by distributing sembako or basic necessities/food rations such as rice, oil, eggs and sugar to needy families.
In May 2018, FIL began distributing freshly cooked food every Friday to disadvantaged communities/villages. Using Kitchen of Blessings as a base for this soup kitchen concept, we also encourage our orphanage children to participate in the food packing and distribution.
We started with 20 packets but have since increased the total to more than 500 meals a week. Kitchen of Blessings which is now a restaurant called DB Kitchen cooks half of those meals and we hire 3 other cooks under our Livelihood Programme to help these women earn to support their families.
During the COVID-19, many residents in Bintan lost their jobs and could not feed their families. FIL Bintan prepared and distributed 2000 care packages (packet peduli) to needy families in different parts of Bintan.
Feed in Love Singapore
This local community initiative was launched on 5 April 2020 when Circuit Breaker started in Singapore. It began with fifty meals to about 10 families in a rental block in Woodlands but has since shifted to Sembawang where we provide meals to almost 20 households and 70 residents.
Our cook is Amber who is wheelchair-bound .This mother of one suffers from multiple medical conditions. Amber loves to cook and help the needy. She prepares delicious meals (usually dinner) three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Jesus asked Peter three times, “Simon Peter, do you love me?”... and when Peter answered “Yes, Lord, you know I love you” and Jesus’ instructions were “Feed my lambs”, Tend my sheep”, and “Feed my sheep.”
The context is not just about feeding with physical food, of course. As Jesus’ hands and feet on earth, we are called by the Good Shepherd to take care of His flock physically and spiritually.
9 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.