Singapore – January 19, 2016 – The Food Bank Singapore (FBSG) has announced a collaboration with GoGoVan that meets FBSG’s transportation requirements for Project GoGo Gongxi this Chinese New Year (CNY).
GoGoVan, a tech start-up that pioneered point-to-point, same-day delivery services through a mobile app platform, will support FBSG’s transportation needs by collecting donations from FBSG’s Bank Box locations and selected GIANT hypermarkets and transporting them to the FBSG warehouse. This is part of GoGoVan’s corporate social responsibility efforts this festive season.
To further encourage food donations, a unique discount code will be created for corporate donors this festive period. This can also be used by FBSG and beneficiaries for the delivery and collection of food donations.
“With the goodwill and enthusiasm of our crowd-sourced drivers, GoGoVan is delighted to partner with FBSG for this meaningful initiative,” said William Ban, Singapore Country Manager of GoGoVan.
“GoGoVan’s founding vision is to empower the community, so FBSG’s mission is exactly what we stand for as a company – sharing our resources as a community, which goes a long way towards enriching our society. The GoGoVan team and all our drivers are culturally diverse, and we believe in the importance of connectedness in our society. We look forward to more collaboration opportunities in the future,” he added.
Project GoGo Gongxi will run from January 18 till February 29, 2016.
“We are truly delighted to collaborate with GoGoVan this festive season. This marks a major milestone for us, as our first collaboration with a logistics partner. This partnership has significantly reduced delivery costs, which may have discouraged companies from donating in the past,” said Nichol Ng, Chief Food Officer of FBSG.
She hopes that more donors will be encouraged to donate their excess foods for the good of the community.
Corporates or individuals can donate at selected GIANT hypermarkets at VivoCity and Parkway Parade, and Bank Boxes at:
- City Square Mall: Level 2, besides the Customer Service Counter
- Quayside Isle, Sentosa Cove: B1, outside Management Office
NUS OC Techno Edge (Engineering Canteen)
Alternatively, donors can drop their excess food at the FBSG warehouse at 39 Keppel Road, Tanjong Pagar Distripark, #01-2/04, Singapore 089065.
GoGoVan enables last-mile, point-to-point delivery through a pioneer mobile and web app. The platform bridges consumers directly with drivers for their real-time logistic needs. Leading the market in response time and island-wide coverage, GoGoVan Singapore also has the largest driver base of motorcycles, vans, and lorries.
Established in Hong Kong since 2013, GoGoVan has a network of more than 74,000 commercial vehicles and 100,000 registered drivers. It is present in Taiwan, China, South Korea and India.
About The Food Bank Singapore Ltd
Established in 2012, The Food Bank Singapore (wwww.foodbank.sg) is Singapore’s first food bank and aims to be the prevailing centralised coordinating organisation for all food donations in Singapore. Its mission is to bridge potential donors and members (beneficiaries). It complements charities’ food donation efforts by helping them to obtain better access to excess food. The food bank is also looking at finding creative and alternative ways to maximise use of excess food. Besides collecting, storing and distributing donated food, Food Bank Singapore aspires to be the voice of food resource planning and management, and spread the word on its importance to ensure long term providence of food for everyone.