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Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre reaches out to the community through food aid

Author: Theodore Koumelis / Date: Tue, 03/24/2020 - 15:39
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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Culinary team loading the 340kgs of surplus food, which was recently donated to the Food Aid Foundation to help feed and nourish people in need in Kuala Lumpur.
The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre’s Culinary team loading the 340kgs of surplus food, which was recently donated to the Food Aid Foundation to help feed and nourish people in need in Kuala Lumpur.

The Centre stays positive in challenging times by serving the community.

The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is standing with the community during these difficult times by feeding and nourishing people in need in Kuala Lumpur, with its recent contribution totalling over 340kgs of surplus food.

The recent Government announcement of a Movement Control Order (MCO), as a result of the COVID-19 issue, left the Centre with a large amount of fresh produce and surplus food, which was donated to the Food Aid Foundation to help feed the hungry. 

The Centre's Deputy General Manager, John Burke, said, “This global concern has presented all of us with unique challenges.  And, in such times, it is imperative to come together as a community and think about what we can do to help and be considerate towards each other. We understand that having access to basic needs might be especially difficult for some people right now and we are pleased to be able to make a meaningful contribution through our partnership with the Food Aid Foundation.” 

In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – Zero Hunger, the Centre has been prioritising sustainable operations and to-date has made several donations, amounting to more than 590kgs of surplus food, which has helped feed over 1,200 people since establishing its partnership with Food Aid Foundation earlier this year.

Food Aid Foundation is an NGO which rescues ‘Halal’ edible but surplus food and groceries from manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, companies and people. This includes unused or unwanted food, as well as products that are out of specification, close to expiry, incorrect labelling, damaged packaging, discontinued promotional products, excess stock and customer returns. This is all collected and distributed to charitable/welfare homes, voluntary welfare organisations, refugee community, poor families, soup kitchens and more.

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