Marina Bay Sands organized a World Hunger Week Campaign in line with World Hunger Day to help raise awareness of the global food shortage. Currently, there are 1 billion people all over the globe who live in extreme hunger and poverty.
Held from 28 May – 2 June, the week-long Team Member engagement campaign included activities such as a Zero Food Waste challenge, a Charity Bake Sale and a Canned Food Collection Drive. Over 9000 Team Members were encouraged to do their part and contribute back to society.
The Zero Food Waste Challenge was well-received as Team Members presented clean plates after their meals at either one of the two Team Member dining rooms, which serve an average of 7,000 meals each day. Marina Bay Sands donated S$1 for every clean plate that was presented on Monday and Friday.
S$1 donated for every clean plate
Throughout the week, the campaign also featured other fund-raising activities such as the Charity Bake Sale. Over 55 Team Members brought along their home-made cakes, pastries and cookies to sell to their fellow Team Members. Most of the baked goods were sold prior to the end of the day which made the Bake Sale a resounding success!
Team Members along with the Go Green Committee showing their support during the Charity Bake Sale
On Wednesday and Thursday, over 100 Team Members from 10 different departments contributed to the Canned Food Collection Drive with a total of 1,838 food items donated.
The (NGO) Finance department rallied to support the cause and purchased 205 items
All the items from the Canned Food Collection Drive
Food from the Heart was the chosen local charity to benefit from all the proceeds raised during the week. With the campaign’s success, Mr. Kevin Teng, director of sustainability at Marina Bay Sands, hopes to make this an annual event.
Marina Bay Sands raised S$12,269 for Food from the Heart from the week’s campaign