Can't get groceries? Let the groceries come to you. Residents in five mature estates in Singapore will now have easier access to essential grocery items from NTUC FairPrice. The initiative called FairPrice on Wheels aims to make shopping for essentials more convenient for people, especially those that find it hard to visit supermarkets or convenience stores during the 'circuit breaker'.
The five locations are Block 1 and 4 in Telok Blangah Crescent, the carpark between Block 29 and Block 32 in Telok Blangah Rise, the carpark in front of the post office at Block 15 near Kampong Glam Community Club, and the carpark in front of Block 2 in Jalan Kukoh. These neighbourhoods were specifically selected based on demographic data from the Housing Development Board (HDB) that shows that more than 30 percent of residents are above 60 years old.
The vans operate daily from 9am to 2pm and accept cash only. It is stocked with essential items like rice, milk, bread, instant noodles, toiletries, fresh fruits and vegetables, cooking oil and more. Anyone living in the above areas can shop from the vans but purchase limits that have been implemented across FairPrice outlets since March 27 still apply.
This initiative from FairPrice comes after its initiative which allocated special priority hours for seniors and vulnerable segments in the community. More locations and vans are being considered for deployment around the island.
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