NTUC FairPrice (FairPrice) today announced it has introduced twice as many Halal-certified products over the past 12 months to better cater to the needs of the Muslim community in Singapore – close to 1,500 new Halal-certified products were added to the existing stable of over 5,700 Halal-certified products available at various FairPrice stores island-wide.
Mr Seah Kian Peng, Group CEO, FairPrice Group, said, “FairPrice’s expanded range of Halal-certified products helps complement the evolving needs of the Muslim community towards the celebration of the festive season. As our Muslim customers observe the Ramadan period, we continue to show our consideration by providing dates and refreshments at our stores to help them break their fast. Ramadan is also a time of doing good and we are privileged to provide social support for those in need.”
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To mark Ramadan this year, FairPrice Foundation will donate $20,000 and 100 hampers to Yayasan MENDAKI to provide relief to low-income families in the Muslim community through awarding bursaries, subsidies for school fees and other academic programme initiatives. Each hamper contains daily necessities such as rice, oil and noodles to help alleviate the cost of living for low-income families. FairPrice Foundation has since donated more than $360,000 to Yayasan MENDAKI over the past seven years, including this year’s donation.
The event, held at NTUC [email protected] Civic Centre, was graced by Mr Zaqy Mohamad, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Defence & Ministry of Manpower who put together a hamper with CEO of Yayasan MENDAKI, Mdm Zuraidah Abdullah.
Mdm Zuraidah Abdullah, CEO of Yayasan MENDAKI, said, “FairPrice’s continued contribution over the years has played a significant role in helping us to fund our programmes and initiatives for our community. The donation will go a long way towards assisting our students and youth with their educational needs especially in these challenging times.”
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Free beverages with dates or snacks distributed to Muslim customers to break fast
As part of the annual community outreach programme since 2009, FairPrice will distribute beverages with dates or snacks to the Muslim community in Singapore from 13 April to 12 May 2021, 30 minutes before and after the time of breaking fast across 60 FairPrice stores, island-wide. This initiative has expanded to 60 stores, up from 58 stores last year. Dates will be pre-packed into individual bags for self-collection, which will be facilitated by staff members adhering to safe distancing measures.
Customers are reminded to adhere to the measures in place to ensure everyone’s safety during this period.
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Halal Certified Products and Halal Corners
To serve the needs of the Muslim community in Singapore, FairPrice currently offers close to 7,200 Halal-certified items sourced from Australia, Brazil, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, USA and Vietnam.
Additionally, 26 FairPrice stores located in various parts of Singapore have Halal Corners, which retail Halal hot delicatessen products. These halal corners are certified by MUIS where they are audited regularly.