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Food rescue initiative gets RM200,000 boost

THE Real Estate and Housing Developers Association Malaysia (Rehda) Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur) branch has pledged RM200,000 as its corporate social responsibility initiative, to assist the needy affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The branch association chose to work with Food Aid Foundation (FAF), a non-profit organisation that serves as a food bank to rescue surplus food from manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers and retailers.

Companies and individuals will donate unused and unwanted food, which will then be collected and distributed by FAF to charity homes, welfare organisations, refugee communities, poor families, the destitute and soup kitchens.

“We hope our contribution to FAF will help feed families who may be facing bleak prospects during current challenging times and with no means of income to provide for themselves,” said Rehda Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur) chairman Chan Kin Meng.

“Today’s cheque presentation ceremony of RM100,000 is the first part of our total pledge to FAF, which food aid programme comprises hot meals for People’s Housing Projects and shelter homes, essential food baskets for single mothers, the visually impaired and refugees as well as the White Flag initiative to provide food for the underprivileged.”

He added that the remaining RM100,000 would be presented at a later date.

Noting that the contribution marked Rehda Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur)’s first collaboration with FAF, Chan said it was pleased to form a strategic partnership with an organisation that was highly regarded for its charitable work in Malaysia.

Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) Socio-Economic Development executive director Anwar Mohd Zain, who was representing the Kuala Lumpur mayor, witnessed the cheque presentation.

Chan expressed gratitude to DBKL for working closely with Rehda Federal Territories (Kuala Lumpur) throughout the years, with the latter providing industry feedback and recommendations to further enhance the delivery service system towards making Kuala Lumpur a world-class sustainable and liveable city.

“We hope that all stakeholders will continue supporting and helping each other to overcome this challenging economic period and improve the current Covid-19 situation,” he said.

“We urge all Malaysians to live up to the ‘Keluarga Malaysia, Makmur Sejahtera’ theme as announced by the Prime Minister, with the aim of further improving and restoring the livelihoods and lives of people, rebuilding economic resilience as well as catalysing socio-economic reforms,” he added.

Source: The Star – 25 Nov 2021