SPECIAL PROJECT - COVID-19 FOOD AID MISSION
The global pandemic of infectious disease Coronavirus (COVID-19) has shaken Malaysia and the rest of the world. The Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, announced all Malaysian to self-isolate themselves and #stayathome to contain the virus outbreak from spreading.
The Movement Control Order (MCO), effective since 18 March 2020 has affected many Malaysians especially the most vulnerable communities such B40 and daily income earners due businesses were put on hold. Fellow front liners were call to duty and have been working around the clock ever since.
Calling for all helping hands (Government Agencies, Corporate, NGOs and NGIs)
During this hard time, Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia collaborates with several Government Agencies, Corporate Companies, NGOs and NGIs, working together on logistic and coordination to deliver food supplies to the underprivileged communities, stranded students and red zones front liners.
FOOD BANK COMMUNITY PROGRAM
Food Bank Community Program which was launched in December 2018 have successfully benefited 418,000 households living below the poverty line nationwide.
In implementing Food Bank Community Program, Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia and KPDNHEP linked up main strategic partners and local non-governmental organisation (NGO) with participating supermarkets, pasar tani, food producers, restaurants and hotels.
This program is not going to be a one-off or an ad hoc program that only happens once or occasionally but is a continuous effort which is expected to help the poor people cope with the rising cost of living.
Main Strategic Partners such as Mutiara Food Bank, Food Aid Foundation and KECHARA Soup with local NGOs will collect groceries from the supermarkets involved in the program such as Tesco, Econsave, The Store, NSK and SEGI before they distribute them once a week to the target groups in the dedicated zones