5 Social enterprises in Singapore that use food to make a difference

5 Social enterprises in Singapore that use food to make a difference
November 27 08:16 2016

Its a known fact that Singaporeans will make an effort to acquire good food. But did you know you can enjoy tasty fare and support a cause at the same time? These social enterprises in Singapore use food to achieve goals that go beyond earning a profit – warming hearts more than coffee ever can!

1. The Probiotic Bar by Good Food Heals (permanently closed)

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by Probiotic Girl

‘Probiotic Girl’ Valerie Teo battled Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Psoriasis, Anorexia and Bulimia for years, resulting in terrible effects on her life and body. After switching to a diet of high probiotic cultured food, she know lives an active, healthy life – no drugs needed! Now, she shares the good news at The Probiotic Bar by Good Food Heals, selling and delivering Probiotic Fermented Food to the masses. 

Keep healthy by staying active as well – with these 7 interesting classes in Singapore!

2. Soul Food Enterprise

Modern European food is made here, cooked and served by youths with special needs. Soul Food Enterprise equips them with cooking skills and qualifications relevant to food production, aiming to employ them in the future. Walk ins are only allowed on certain days for lunch, so be sure to check their Facebook page for updates! Dinners are only by reservation.

3. New Rasa Singapura

New Rasa Singapura proudly serves Singaporean favourites like Fish Head Curry, Beef Rendang and an extra spicy Soup Kambing. What sets it apart however is their commitment to hiring anyone who is struggling, whether from an illness or from going through a difficult period in their lives. Through training and employment, New Rasa Singapura strives to successfully integrate them back into society. Their dry laksa dish is innovative and delicious!

4. Bettr Barista Coffee Academy

Committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged women and youth-at-risk, Bettr Barista Coffee Academy imparts emotional and physical skills training along with professional barista training. As Singapore’s first Certified B Corporation, Bettr Barista Coffee Academy uses the capability of a business to push for good. Far beyond attaining world class barista skills, this social enterprise strives to create a better person. Drop by their Tasting Bar for a heartwarming cup of joe!

5. Qita in the Park

Take a step into Qita in the Park and you’ll be delighted with a wall full of art instantly brightening your day. The good news is, they’re for sale! Gifts and artworks created by local artists with various needs and from voluntary welfare organisations are all available for purchase at Qita in the Park. There are also books for you to make a swap with, or to buy at a small fee. Proceeds go to the many charitable organisations they support.

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