Cooking for Charity
08 Dec 2016

DSTA engineers can now add another feather to their cap: they can be brilliant cooks too! On 28 October and 14 November 2016, members were at Willing Hearts to prepare meals for the less fortunate as part of DSTA’s Volunteer-A-Day programme. Over 800kg of food items such as rice and noodles were also donated.

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While some washed and cut vegetables, others helped to pack ingredients and cooking condiments in the kitchen store. A number of volunteers were busy with cooking or cleaning and washing chores. After a few hours of hard work, the volunteers finally managed to complete all the assigned tasks and saw the fruits of their labour – packets of warm meals – ready for distribution.

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Programme Manager (Air Systems) Tham Kine Seng, who helped out as one of the chefs of the day, said: "Cooking for so many people is no mean feat, so kudos to the regular volunteers! It was a humbling volunteering experience, and I hope that our little actions have brightened up someone's day."

Engineer (Advanced Systems) Brian Ng shared: "I am thankful for the opportunity to take part in this activity, and I hope that our gesture of kindness can be a blessing to others."

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