Food Delivery Program Helps Community
On a hazy weekend afternoon in Singapore, PPD employees and their family members participated in a food delivery program for the elderly. Hosted by a local nonprofit, the Apex Club of Bukit Timah, this well-coordinated weekly food distribution program has served the aging population of the Redhill neighborhood since 1988.
Sixteen employees helped pack the food for deliveries. Part of the team gathered at a central community space to hand out food to recipients. Another group set off by foot and car to deliver bags of food to the homes of mobility-challenged recipients.
The day’s event helped more than 100 needy families receive the food necessary for a balanced, nutritious diet. By providing fresh fruit and vegetables, the organizers hope to help alleviate some of the medical problems caused or exacerbated by a poor diet.
The volunteer opportunity was organized by the Singapore office’s charity committee, comprised of Darrel Faelner, Yoke Fong Lai, Shiqi Su and Phyllis Teo. “We hope that all participants had a meaningful afternoon,” said Shiqi Su, a clinical trial manager with PPD. “We thank our volunteers for working hard in the heat to ensure that the event was a success for both participants and recipients.”
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