From today (April 23), FairPrice will allow residents in selected areas to purchase groceries closer to their homes during this ‘circuit breaker’ period.
This initiative called ‘FairPrice on Wheels’ will provide basic essential grocery items at selected mature estates with a higher concentration of low-income seniors through grocery vans.
For the initial phase, a targeted range of rice, bread, instant noodles, cooking oil, canned food, toiletries, fruits and vegetables will be offered.
‘FairPrice on Wheels’ is open to all, and seniors who visit these vans will also be able to enjoy discounts from the Pioneer Generation (PG), Merdeka Generation (MG) and Senior Discounts schemes on designated days.
From 9am to 2pm daily, the vans will serve five locations and accept cash payment only.
Here are the five locations:
|Commonwealth Link||Car park between Blk 109 and Blk 110|
|Telok Blangah Crescent||Loading/unloading bay between Blk 1 and Blk 4|
|Telok Blangah Rise||Car park between Blk 29 and Blk 32|
|Kampong Glam Community Club||Car park in front of Post Office at Blk 15|
|Jalan Kukoh||Car park in front of Blk 2|
According to FairPrice, these five locations were selected based on demographic data where more than 30 per cent of residents are above the age of 60 years old and are living mostly in 3-room HDB flats.
While we encourage everyone to stay home during the circuit breaker period, we also understand that there may be people who do not have the option to have their groceries purchased on their behalf.
Therefore, we aim to bring daily essentials closer to their homes, especially for seniors, so that they do not have to spend too much time away from home.– Seah Kian Peng, Group CEO of FairPrice Group
FairPrice also shared that they plan to add better equipped and designed vans to the existing fleet to serve more areas.
Added services such as pre-ordering is also being considered and could be made available at the next phase.
Pre-Order Groceries Via WhatsApp Before Pick-Up
FairPrice is also trying out another new initiative that allows customers to pre-order groceries via WhatsApp, then pick them up at FairPrice Xpress stores at Esso petrol stations.
In a Facebook post, Seah calls for residents who drive and stay in the vicinity of East Coast, Upper Changi, Lorong Chuan, Jurong East and Yishun Ave 9 to try out this option.
Meanwhile, FairPrice has been trying to cope with a surge in online orders, as people have been urged to stay at home as much as they can to help slow down the spread of COVID-19.
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