Marina One Eatery Trains Youths With Special Needs To Serve, S’poreans Urged To Support

Marina One Eatery Trains Youths With Special Needs For F&B Industry

Youths with special needs may not be accorded the same opportunities in the workforce as their peers.

In a bid to address this issue, an eatery in Marina One employs these youths and train them with the necessary skills to succeed in the F&B industry.


Youth who work at the eatery are trained in areas such as servings, greetings, and order taking. A netizen who chanced and patronised the eatery urged other Singaporeans to support the cause during the pandemic.

Food For A Social Cause employs & trains youths with special needs

Sharing on the Hawkers United – Dabao 2020 Facebook group, Ms Tina Lee called for Singaporeans who visit the vicinity of Marina One to support the eatery.

While wandering at the 2nd basement level of Marina One, Ms Lee chanced upon Food for a Social Cause in a quiet corner of the building.


Deciding to patronise the eatery, she sat down and noticed that the staff in the restaurant were youths with special needs.

While observing them, Ms Lee noted that the youths were trained for a variety of skills — she apparently saw the youths practising greetings, serving, order taking, as well as their mannerisms.


Ms Lee said she was touched simply by watching them work earnestly on their assigned task.

Seeing as the noble cause behind the eatery, she hopes Food for a Social Cause can pull through in spite of the tough pandemic conditions.

Netizens bookmark Marina One eatery for future visit

Her call of support was heard by netizens who came in droves to express their support in the comments section.

One netizen noted the relatively cheap prices for an eatery in the area and says it’s a small price to pay for a good cause.


Another netizen shared that her cousin works there and although processes may be slow, things are done systematically.


Sometimes, it might take a social media post to bring light to a location that even a resident might not know of.


Short walk away from Marina Bay MRT Station

Those looking for a lunch spot in the Downtown area may consider dropping by. Here’s how you can get there:

Food for a Social Cause
Address: 5 Straits View #B2-04 Marina One The Heart S018935
Opening Hours: 12-5 pm (Mon-Sat)
Nearest MRT: Marina Bay Station

Supporting an eatery with a noble cause

Those with special needs should be accorded equal opportunities to prove themselves in any industry.

We’re hence heartened by the initiative run by Food for a Social Cause and hope these youths are able to equipment themselves with the relevant skills.

If you happen to be looking for a meal to dine at around the area, do consider patronising this unique eatery.

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