Agilent REACH community program responds to local call for food bank volunteers

Agilent employees have been responding to calls for help from local charitable organizations that are experiencing dwindling number of volunteers.

Some of those affected are charities like food banks that depend on regular volunteers to sort, pack, and deliver essential food items such as rice, noodles, milk powder, and canned food to needy families and vulnerable elderly people.

Recently, volunteers in the Agilent Signapore site’s REACH program helped sort and organize food items in the warehouse and made sure they were ready for distribution. These volunteers helped sort and pack twenty batches of donated food items for delivery to Food Bank beneficiaries. Jameson Chow, Operations Manager at The Food Bank Singapore, expressed his appreciation.

“Thank you very much to the Agilent volunteers for coming forward and assisting us with performing quality checks and sorting of the donations we have received, ensuring that they are ready to be packed and distributed to the beneficiaries.”

Agilent REACH community program responds to local call for food bank volunteers

REACH volunteers took extra precautionary measures to ensure employees working in split teams were not assigned together and kept to small groups each trip. Hand sanitizer and masks were also provided to those who needed them.

“Our few hours spent sorting, cataloguing, arranging, and packing the items go a long way in helping Food Bank fulfill basic needs of the community in Singapore,” said Chow Woai Sheng, Singapore CGM and VP/GM OFS, Global IM. “Agilent Singapore volunteers have yet again displayed big courage and great kindness. I am touched by your commitment to do your part for the community even in times of adversity.”

Please note: All photos taken before the Singapore Enhanced Circuit Breaker measures were in place, which now require wearing of masks in public.