Support these vulnerable individuals by donating RM150 per family. Due to the global pandemic, these families find it hard to put food on the table. Kechara Food Bank supports them with food provision on a monthly basis.
PLEDGED AMOUNT & BREAKDOWN
The fund will be utilise for the absolute poor families who struggle with health issues, single parent and old folks.
RISKS & CHALLENGES
By supporting Food Bank, we are benefiting a community of Malaysians at risk.
Food Bank benefits 2,000 at risk families nationwide who are senior citizens, disabled (OKU) and family with many dependents. These families are referred by Jabatan Kebajikan Malaysia (JKM). By providing monthly food provision, we are able to prevent them from falling deeper into poverty. With little household income, they are able to save it for medical and emergency purposes. RM30,000 to procure basic food packs. Each family will receive rice, cooking oil, biscuits, instant noodles, canned food, sugar, disposable mask box and soap bars.
We are fundraising to benefit the first eight absolute poor families across three months of RM150 food pack per month.
Since 2020, Kechara Food Bank has registered an additional 2,000 families. The pandemic has affected all Malaysians, but some much more than others. 8.4% of Malaysians became categorised as being in absolute poverty, and 580,000 families slipped into the B40 group, due to losses in monthly income as a result of the pandemic.
With a sudden increase in families struggling to meet basic food needs, Kechara Food Bank has never been more strained.
Even with shops re-opening, and the economy restarting, price of goods have since increased. Alongside with a lack of income, the dependence on the food bank is now a matter of having food on the table, or simply going without.