Benjamin Broekema spent nearly three hours on his feet making the above time-lapse video at Isthana Restaurant, one of the two places where Transient Workers Count Too operate our daily free meals programme for out-of-work migrant workers.
At the start of the video, while the day is still bright, you see TWC2 executive committee member Debbie Fordyce setting up a record book and a cup of red tokens. Almost immediately, workers approach, have a brief conversation, sign in, collect a token each and go collect their food. Soon after, other volunteers arrive to help out.
Some workers need a consultation about their cases. They sit for a longer time, have their case histories recorded (e.g. at 00:40 secs) and their options weighed.
That (typical) evening, we served over 200 men. As Debbie said, on first seeing the rapid video: “That’s just the way it feels too, all that frantic movement and hand waving and finger stabbing and note scratching.”
For more information about our Cuff Road Food Programme, see http://twc2.org.sg/what-we-do/cuff-road-food-programme/. We would also be grateful if more volunteers came forward to help out.