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.
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.
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/