NGOs Call for Food Relief Funding for 1,500 Families

A joint food relief initiative by four local NGOs is seeking help from the public to raise RM120,000 to purchase food relief supplies for 1,500 families across Klang Valley during the Recovery Movement Control Order (RMCO).

The joint initiative is coordinated by Tenaganita, Refuge for the Refugees, Dapur Jalanan KL and Liga Rakyat Demokratik. It was formed at the beginning of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to aid families whose members had lost jobs due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Over the past nine weeks, it has helped feed 41,000 beneficiaries from 8,800 households. The beneficiaries include local B40 communities as well as the migrant and refugee communities around the Klang Valley.

The food relief supplies are dependent on public support, and the organisers are rallying a fundraising drive to sustain families in need across the newly-implemented RMCO period.

For every RM60 donated, a family of five is supported with food supplies for two weeks. Each food pack consists of basic pantry staples such as rice, flour, oil, eggs, potatoes, and other dry ingredients. Families with infants are also given one unit of infant milk formula.

Those who are inclined to support this initiative, donations can be made to:

  • CIMB: Persatuan Kebajikan Perlindungan Kanak-Kanak Pelarian
  • Account Number: 8000499285
  • REF: MCO Grocery Aid

For more information, you can contact “Secretariat Bantuan Kecemasan Covid-19” at 03-7954 5724.

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