SINGAPORE (2 August 2021) – To show support for frontline workers working at vaccination centres, foodpanda, together with four restaurant partners Nando’s, Popeye’s, Wing Zone, and Honest Bowl, will be delivering lunches to volunteers and staff across Singapore’s vaccination centres. From 2 – 4 August, over 2,000 meals will be delivered to frontline workers across all 40 vaccination centres.
In support of the Singapore government’s goal to fully vaccinate two-thirds of its population before National Day, 9th August, frontliners at vaccination centres have been working tirelessly to make sure that the nation’s vaccination experience is safe, efficient and fuss-free. On average, each vaccination centre requires more than 40 personnel to take on administrative, logistical, and clinical roles that are required for a seamless, efficient vaccination experience.
Most of the volunteers and staff at vaccination centres clock about seven hours per shift on average. Staff take on various roles at each centre – and responsibilities include verifying the particulars and eligibility of registrants, ensuring that members of the public are aware of the vaccination process, and keeping a lookout for adverse reactions after vaccinations are administered. In addition, our frontline heroes are carrying out their duties with the utmost patience, compassion and positivity at all times.
For this National Day, we want to thank our frontline heroes for their dedication, time, and effort to keep us safe, foodpanda and almost 100 riders and employee volunteers are doing our part to cheer our frontliners on by delivering several thousand meals made possible by our partners at Nando’s, Popeye’s, Wing Zone, and Honest Bowl to various vaccination centres during lunchtime.
Sukhdeep Singh, Director of Strategic Partnerships of foodpanda Singapore said: “Food is the way to our hearts, and what better way to express our heartfelt appreciation for our frontline heroes than to do what we do best – providing them with delicious, warm meals. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our partners Nando’s, Popeye’s, Wing Zone and Honest Bowl in joining us on this meaningful initiative to thank our frontline heroes. As we work towards an endemic Singapore, we wanted to say a big thank you to our frontline workers who have risked themselves to keep us safe. This includes not just healthcare workers, but also delivery riders, delivering our food and groceries as the country battles this current wave of challenge.”
“We believe vaccination is a critical effort for our nation’s recovery from the pandemic, so that we can once again safely dine out together with family and friends that we miss dearly, enjoying good food and sharing laughter. It is also essential to protect our staff who, along with so many others, have been our frontline heroes. All of us at Nando’s are grateful to the vaccination centres’ staff protecting our community, and so we’re really excited to say thank you the best way we know how – with some PERi-PERi Chicken meals to spice up their day!” said Chan Ying Wah, Brand & Innovation Manager, Nando’s Singapore.
“Special thanks to all our frontline heroes that have worked hard behind the scenes in making sure that we are all safe. To appreciate their amazing effort, we are sponsoring Singaporean’s favourite Popeye’s meal bundle, including a 2pc Chicken, 1 reg Mashed Potatoes, 1 Biscuit with Strawberry Jam & a drink. We appreciate you, frontliners!” said Karin Tan, Country General Manager, Popeye’s Singapore.
“As we continue our fight against the pandemic – there’s a group of people who deserve our utmost thanks, and that’s our essential workers. We hope that our Wing Zone meals will warm both their bellies and their hearts, and show our frontline heroes our deepest gratitude for their dedication and hard work during this time. Thank you for all that you do, frontliners!” said Johnny Mayani, Managing Director, Wing Zone Singapore.
Kevin Tan, frontliner at Fullerton Health Group’s Raffles City Vaccination Centre, said: “It is always heartwarming when the public shows their care and support for frontliners. These gestures help to boost morale and realign our mindsets, especially when we are facing a challenging day. The meals provided by foodpanda and their partners make us feel like the public cares and acknowledges our efforts, which is a huge encouragement and makes us more motivated to serve our community.”