Food Bank: Emergency relief for those in need

Member

Hing Joo Lee


Local organization

JCI Bayan


National organization

Malaysia


Member

Hing Joo Lee


Duration

From July 11 to 18, 2021

Target

Emergency relief for those in need


Target population

500


Target avg age

60


People impacted

500


Sustainable Development Goal

Zero Hunger


Development stage

Peace, Prosperity and Sustainability


Purpose

This charity event is mainly to provide emergency and short-term meals for people and families who cannot solve the basic needs of "three meals" assistance.


Overview

JCI Bayan in cooperation with couple private sectors and local charity organisation; 8 branches of Quin Mart, En Xin Charity, Muhibbah FoodBank Malaysia, jointly organise "Food Bank". This charity event is mainly to provide emergency and short-term meals for people and families who cannot solve the basic needs of "three meals" assistance. The food bank mainly provides temporary meal support to people in financial difficulties and encourages them to be self-reliant.

Food Bank is where a place provided daily needs for the group of people who are unfortunate or poor and difficult to provide to their family. It also let this group of people can take the goodie back home freely. So, in our mart, we had set-up a special corner for those who really in need.

It is just a temporary period you are facing difficulty, do think about the one you loved at home, stay alive. It is for the sake of your family. Bring the goodies home, that is not a shame, it is just a small help to ease your difficulties in front of you. Take that as one of your obstacles in your life


Results

All our 8 outlets across Malaysia are setting up a Food Bank, to help people who seriuosly affected by the pandemic, spread some love and care around. In this very moment, Quin Mart team had decided to make Food Bank happened. We had donation 250 family household.


Recommendations

Instead of throwing away the surplus food or spending money to dispose of it, it is better to collect them and distribute them to those who are hungry for free. This not only reduces waste, but also helps those who are in need.


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