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Sweet treats to bring cheer to 900 ST pocket money fund kids

Housewife Kellyn Ruan, 36, and her sons Jackson Low, 11, and Johnson Low, six, receiving packs of Mr Bean products like fresh soya milk pouches.

Packs of sweet treats are on their way to 900 beneficiaries of The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (STSPMF) to boost their spirits during the circuit breaker period.


The packs contain products from soya bean-based food and beverage retailer Mr Bean, including fresh soya milk pouches, soya granola bars, grass jelly and Unisoy instant soya powder, and are worth $40,000 in total for all 900 packs.


The rest of the packs will be progressively delivered over the course of one week by 24 volunteers from FutuReady Asia's Character & Leadership Academy. FutuReady Asia trains youth in Asia to develop leadership skills and other areas of potential.


Mr Bean founder and chief executive Loh Jwee Poh said that staying at home for two months can be challenging for most children, which is why the company decided to cheer them up with sweet but healthy treats.


"Keeping in mind some of these families might be breaking fast together during Ramadan, we have also included bandung-flavoured fresh soya milk pouches in addition to the original flavour.


"We hope this little gesture from us will bring lots of joy to the children and their families."


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