Cook and Feed with Love @ Peace Connect

We cooked. We came. We fed. We went.
Two months ago, Edith started initiating a "cook and feed" for an elderly centre near her place. She started inviting a few bloggers for this session. The organising committee included herself, Jo, Shirley and Zhuoyuan. They met up, took the lead and came out with a healthy menu for the luncheon. They ensured that the food we prepared has low salt, low sugar and soft enough for the old folks to swallow. I volunteered to fry bee hoon, and was made the team lead for this item. Gradually, by word of mouth, we also gathered some passionate non-bloggers to join in this cooking session.
A total of 17 passionate persons (plus some of their friends or family members) gathered this morning at Peace Connect. We had a briefing by the centre manager, Lucy, before we adjourned to our "work station". Some of us knew what we wanted to do, while others wait around to fill the gaps of where help would be needed. In summary, we made ourselves useful.
The queue started early and orderly. The quantity we prepared was meant to be for 80 persons. However, I think most of us cooked more than enough to feed >100 persons! The elderly complimented on our food, and were happy to see us at the centre. Hope over to their blogs (including mine) to check out these nutritious foods.

Zhuoyuan's Red Bean Soup
In appreciation of our time and efforts, Lucy invited one of the elderly man to sing us his favourite hokkien song. Apparently, many of the old folks in the centre enjoyed singing. The event was over in a flash. The elderly, after filling their stomach, took their leave one by one. There was enough left overs for some of them to packet home. We helped to clean up the area before we left.

It is really heart-warming to know that there are many people in this country who geniunely cares for the old and elderly. People like Lucy, the centre manager, and one of her staff, Elizabeth. It is also good to know that there are some corporate sponsors who help to feed the elderly in the centre.  It was a good opportunity for me to meet and know more people during this session, bloggers or non-bloggers alike.
Specialy thanks to Edith for organising and doing all the coordination. Thanks to the organising committee, and the rest of the volunteers, for a heart-warming day. Hopefully, we can have another of this session again next year. :)

These are the rest of the passionate bloggers.
Judy -http://busygran.blogspot.com/
Wendy - http://wensdelight.blogspot.com/
Doris - http://testedandtasted.blogspot.com/
Winnie - http://www.winniebakerz.com/
Christine - http://yummykoh.blogspot.com/
Esther - http://bakingoncloud9.blogspot.com/
Sheryl - http://sweetandhappyending.blogspot.com/
Jess - http://bakericious.blogspot.com/
Eelin - http://thebatterbaker.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

Shirley @ Kokken69 said...
October 16, 2010 at 4:21 PM

Jane, you are amazingly quick in your reporting! Applause!

Passionate About Baking said...
October 16, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Haha...Thanks Shirley. Strike the iron while hot. Else I might totally forget later! Furthermore, I was super free since I wasn't doing any baking! :)

Sheryl said...
October 16, 2010 at 10:24 PM

WOW! That's a fast post.Kudos:)) Had fun today though when I got home, I realized I forgot to take a picture of the bee hoon I cooked. hehe Anyway it was nice meeting you guys :D:D

busygran said...
October 16, 2010 at 10:35 PM

Jane,
That's super-duper fast - your detailed write-up! You've said it all! Thanks! :)

DG said...
October 16, 2010 at 11:39 PM

What a instant up-to-date reporting! Nice to meet you and the rest there :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...
October 17, 2010 at 3:23 AM

Jane, you are super fast, pei fu! And so nice to meet you all up again, too bad I had to leave early and missed the group photos :(.

quizzine said...
October 17, 2010 at 8:55 AM

I bet everyone thoroughly enjoy this very meaningful event, and you are super-fast in writing up for the event. Great to meet up with all the like-minded people and hope to do this again ;-)

Passionate About Baking said...
October 17, 2010 at 9:30 AM

Hi busygran, Jess and quizzine,
It was good to meet up with you ladies again! I'm so glad I was able to join in this event. Hope to meet you again.

Hi Sheryl and DG,
It's good to meet up with new and talented bakers again. Hope to see you again. And thanks very much to be part of the team in preparing the fried bee hoon! :)

Honey Bee Sweets said...
October 17, 2010 at 9:48 AM

So great that you all get to do this very meaningful event! I am already hoping that I can join you guys the next round....hopefully not on the same date, lol! I am amazed at the amount of meat mushroom sauce served there! Everything looked delicious too! You all deserve a pat oh the shoulder for this wonderful course! Hooray for u all!!!

Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi said...
October 17, 2010 at 12:06 PM

Jane, I've heard a lot about the event. Glad that it turned out great and that you guys all had fun! You all met more new friends! The spread of food looks scrumptious!

It feels nice to contribute something back to the society. Keep it up!

Wen said...
October 17, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Hi Jane,

Great write-up of the day event. Thanks for the fast update. Nice meeting you!

Passionate About Baking said...
October 17, 2010 at 9:21 PM

Hi HBS,
Yes, you should look at the amount of food we have! It's like feeding a whole army! Hahaha... However, we're happy that the folks have more than enough to eat!

Hi Pei Lin,
Gee, your news are so updated! Ya, it feels good to be giving back to the society. I believe there are many good people in this world too! One of the best thing is to meet new friends too!

Hi Wen,
I've finally got to meet you! I love all the sharings in your blog too! Nice knowing you in person now. :)

edith said...
October 18, 2010 at 5:58 PM

Thanks for joining in this event. Glad that you had fun.

Bakertan said...
October 19, 2010 at 9:11 PM

Hey Jane,

I am sure the volunteers all had a good time. We sure cooked a large portion of food for the old folks, next time can consider doing catering liao, lol.

Look forward to meeting again with you and the other bloggers real soon end of this month. cya then =]

edith said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Thanks for joining in this event. Glad that you had fun.

Passionate About Baking said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Hi HBS,
Yes, you should look at the amount of food we have! It's like feeding a whole army! Hahaha... However, we're happy that the folks have more than enough to eat!

Hi Pei Lin,
Gee, your news are so updated! Ya, it feels good to be giving back to the society. I believe there are many good people in this world too! One of the best thing is to meet new friends too!

Hi Wen,
I've finally got to meet you! I love all the sharings in your blog too! Nice knowing you in person now. :)

Jess @ Bakericious said...
May 19, 2011 at 5:49 PM

Jane, you are super fast, pei fu! And so nice to meet you all up again, too bad I had to leave early and missed the group photos :(.

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