16 August 2018 – The Paradox of Hunger in a Food Paradise


Location: Love Pal Cafe

Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Many of us are aware that hunger does exist in prosperous Singapore where fragments of society rely on supplementary food rations provided by individuals, grassroots, NGOs and even corporations. Yet, the same cannot be said about knowledge on hidden hunger and food insecurity, both of which go far beyond the amount of food we have.

According to the General Household Survey 2015 published by the Department of Statistics Singapore, an estimate of 14.6% of households in Singapore earn a household income of less than SGD$1500 per month, making them more susceptible to food insecurity. In addition, rations or food donations provided may not meet the nutritional requirements to keep them healthy. This results in poorer nutritional health and a higher likelihood of contracting chronic diseases.

This Social Connex talk will explore the concepts of food insecurity and hidden hunger and consider ways in which we can enhance the food rations and donations provided to the underprivileged.

Join us on 16th August 2018 as our speakers share on the UN Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger for Singapore and explore ways that we can work towards achieving this goal.