Social Enterprise To Operate Hawker Centre To Improve Food Affordability


credit: NTUC Foodfare

Singapore's National Environment Agency announces that a social enterprise will run a hawker centre to help keep its food prices affordable after its lease expired earlier this year.

The agency will work with NTUC Foodfare to establish not-for-profit management model, with the social enterprise deemed to operate the centre from next March, where it will continue to deliver "affordable food and an all-day dining experience to the community".

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