I'm Jason. I'm a designer/indie maker working on public and social issues in Singapore.
"Dabao" in Dabao Dash is a spin on the word for "food takeaway" that is common lingo in Singapore. And after seeing how many hawkers and independent restaurants struggle due to COVID-19—many even closing down for good—I wanted to help out in any way I can. Being part of emergent and overnight crazy popular Facebook groups like Hawker United and Singapore Restaurant Rescue also made me realised that even while there's now platforms for hawkers and small independent F&B shops to showcase their offerings, there's still a big shortage of food delivery drivers to get all that good food to people's doorsteps. So I created this community board of offers and requests/needs to match up delivery drivers with hawkers.
This website is run by tech for good volunteers (just me for now!). It is completely not-for-profit, we don't take a cut in the delivery fees, and we're manning this site in our personal capacity. It's run on a free plan on a platform called Sheet2Site, hence the long URL. For convenience, you can use this shortened link - https://bit.ly/dabaodash . To be clear, this is not a marketing ploy for anything, or any company. I truly believe this is the right thing to do. Anything to help save a liitle slice of our culinary heritage, people's livelihoods, and our collective sanity (good food helps with staying home, for sure!).