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Bengs who care: Young hawkers serve up free meals for the needy

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If you are hungry and cannot afford a meal, there are hawkers who will deliver one to you for free.

The co-owners of Beng Who Cooks at Hong Lim Market and Food Centre, Mr Jason Chua and Mr Hung Zheng Long, both 28, started the initiative on April 6.

Mr Chua said this came after a friend messaged him about an old man asking strangers for money to eat at a coffee shop.

"It was heartbreaking knowing that people are going around asking for money during this period," he added.

The Beng Who Cares Foundation started by the duo delivers free meals cooked at the hawker stall to the underprivileged.

The cost of the meals, which are protein bowls, is sponsored by Mr Chua's friend, who wants to remain anonymous.

Each bowl would cost a paying customer $6 to $9.

Those who need a free meal can contact Mr Chua on the Beng Who Cooks Instagram account or Facebook page a day in advance. He estimates the stall has given out about $500 worth of meals.

While many people have sent him "long messages" explaining why they need a free meal, Mr Chua said it is not necessary.

"We don't need any reason why you need a free meal, just give us your address," he said.