To show their appreciation for the selfless professionals that are leading the fight against covid-19, Gourmet Food Holdings, Zouk Group, and Motherswork have pledged to donate 2500 food items for both lunch and dinner – delivered by Grab – to healthcare workers across Singapore.
These items will be delivered over the month of April, and includes some of the popular items from the groups’ various restaurants. Gourmet Food Holdings, which runs the casual Vietnamese concept Mrs Pho and Japanese ramen chain Tsuta will be Pho, and rice sets from Tsuta; while Zouk Group, which portfolio includes Five Guys, will be offering burgers, and its signature porridge from Redtail. Meanwhile, Motherswork, a premium retailer of mother, baby and kids products, will be homemade cookies, lovingly baked by its employees.
Shares Anna Haotanto, CMO and partner at Gourmet Food Holdings: “We are immensely grateful for these everyday heroes who have worked tirelessly around the clock to keep Singapore safe. This is a small way in which we, as Singapore companies, can show our appreciation and spread positivity”.
All this comes in spite of F&B, retail, and nightlife being some of the hardest hit industries in the current coronavirus situation — all three companies have experienced significant decline in sales, although they’ve been quick to try and remedy the situation by offering home delivery and driving traffic to e-commerce.
“We have come up with unique experiences such as cloud clubbing with Razer. For Five Guys, we now offer delivery options,” says Andrew Li, CEO of Zouk Group.
With the current circuit breaker measures in place, healthcare workers will be stretched more than ever. Like most Singaporeans, Motherswork CEO Sharon Wong, together with her family, “lives to eat”, and can well-understand the emotional value of a good meal.
“We have been inspired…after hearing about the difficulties healthcare workers have experienced in gaining access to public transport and meals during this crunch time for healthcare institutions,” says Wong.