New Taipei City project to aid disadvantaged students
CNATAIPEI, Taiwan -- Convenience stores in New Taipei will not only cater to shoppers daily needs products, but also welcome students from disadvantaged families and provide them with free meals at the beginning of next year.
December 28, 2012, 12:09 am TWN
Underprivileged students below 18 years of age can visit any of the 1,970 convenience stores located in the city from January next year and will be offered free food and beverages worth up to NT$80 (US$2.75) at any time, the New Taipei City government announced Wednesday.
Mayor Eric Chu said the new measure was an example of public and private cooperation and encouraged police authorities, social workers and school personnel to visit convenience stores more often to help take care of these students.
Four convenience store chains — 7-Eleven, FamilyMart, Hi-Life and OK Mart — will participate in the new scheme.