Introducing 5 Loaves & 2 Fishes – a directory of Christian-owned F&B outlets
The launch of a collaborative effort between Salt&Light and a volunteer team with a heart to bless F&B businesses in the family of faith. Click on the F&B tab for the Christian F&B directory.
Project 5 Loaves & 2 Fishes // June 21, 2020, 5:05 pm
"Belanja" someone special or simply show your support for restaurants such as The Peranakan through a new restaurant portal designed to bless Christian-owned F&B outlets. Photo courtesy of The Peranakan.
We often read in the Bible on Galatians 6:10: “Therefore, as we have an opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
In Singapore, many Christian entrepreneurs in God’s family are talented in what they do, and if our needs match what they can provide, we ought to support them.
“5 Loaves and 2 Fishes” brings hope to more Christian owners through the love of Christ.
During the Circuit Breaker period, deliveries and takeaways became the new norm, and even though Phase 2 started on June 19, many people may still prefer to eat at home.
A group of us who are foodies and thoroughly enjoy fellowshipping over food with friends are always looking for Christian owned F&B outlets to patronise.
But where would we find them in Singapore? Do you know?
5 Loaves & 2 Fishes
To answer these questions, Joalin, Jeannette, and Jon (who are not F&B owners) kickstarted a project called “5 Loaves and 2 Fishes”, an initiative to create a lifeline and bring hope to more Christian owners through the love of Christ.
Our vision is to see their businesses flourish and food orders multiply supernaturally, feeding the multitudes in Singapore, and thereby testifying to the King of Kings.
By the Grace of God, within one week, resources came together with the technical assistance of TAP Team (volunteers), for us to create a central database listing Christian-owned F&B outlets.
Through this Kingdom business marketplace movement, we would like to encourage everyone (especially foodies like us!) to support Christian business owners in a practical way – whether it is ordering takeaway or delivery, dining in, or choosing a venue for hosting events, parties, and even Bible study group sessions where possible.
In addition, some vendors have added an option for customers to “Send a friend a meal”.
This is an extra touch in which some restaurants will include a personalised note as part of the food delivery. This means customers can send a meal to a friend or family member – perhaps a pre-believer – with an encouraging message or Bible verse.
Do note that the message you are able to send will differ between outlets. Please check their individual websites for details. Here are examples of “Send a friend a meal” customised note cards from some of the restaurants listed:
How to support Christian-owned F&B outlets
Support F&B businesses listed here to explore different options for restaurants, cafes, caterers, hawkers, and fine dining choices. You can click on their website to place your order or make reservations to dine in (new feature available from today).
Let us be the salt and light of the community for Christ to shine through us, and may all of us be filled with the love of Jesus in words, actions, and deeds.