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Kechara Soup Kitchen May and June 2019 stories

Sunday, 30/6/2019 - 12:51am

Yesterday marked the 28th consecutive night out for food rescue! We are on the verge of saving 10 tonnes of hotel and bazaar food from being thrown to the landfills!

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Kechara Soup Kitchen March and April 2019 stories

Friday, 10/5/2019 - 12:45am

It is always heartwarming to receive assistance from government departments.

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Jan and Feb 2019 stories

Tuesday, 5/3/2019 - 3:03am

Stories of Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) clients receiving help and assistance.

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Nov and Dec stories

Monday, 14/1/2019 - 11:40pm

Stories of Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) clients receiving help and assistance.

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Sending food of love to many

Sunday, 16/9/2018 - 10:24pm

Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) is sending food, books and toy items to many poor families and the needy in the [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen May and June stories

Wednesday, 6/6/2018 - 9:11pm

Stories of Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) clients receiving help and assistance, as well as a lady who suffers from schizophrenia [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Updates: January to March 2018

Friday, 6/4/2018 - 10:14pm

Our Johor team worked with the Blind Association of Johor to help Amira. Amira turned blind quite recently and her [...]

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Gratitude of sewing project moms

Sunday, 17/12/2017 - 4:44pm

These ladies are wonderful. They have so little but they still wish to donate a small portion of their earnings [...]

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Activity Update: 27 Nov – 3 Dec 2017

Sunday, 3/12/2017 - 11:37pm

RM5,271 has been raised so far for the needy family reported last week. A total of RM12,250 is needed to [...]

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Activity Update: 20 – 26 Nov 2017

Sunday, 26/11/2017 - 11:37pm

Kechara Soup Kitchen was among the NGOs invited to participate in “The Uncommon Good” NPO fair held on Friday and [...]

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How I Became Homeless: Three Men’s Stories

Friday, 25/8/2017 - 3:31pm

Mohd Anuar, a 40-year-old divorcee was cheated of his salary last November by a security company which he was working [...]

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Loads of Love for Urban Poor Families

Sunday, 20/8/2017 - 6:21pm

Kechara Soup Kitchen is collaborating with Zubedy Ideahouse to raise funds for the urban poor under the “Grocery Something Nice” [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Helps in the Poverty Research Project

Tuesday, 15/8/2017 - 6:26pm

A group of 18 university students from Southeast Asia visited Kechara Soup Kitchen today. They are in Malaysia to do [...]

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Blanket of Love Project for Single Mothers

Wednesday, 9/8/2017 - 5:26pm

The single mother clients in Kechara Soup Kitchen have a sewing project where they work from home. KSK provides a [...]

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Multiple Services Provided: From Medical to Food

Sunday, 2/7/2017 - 2:10pm

Much appreciation to Hotel Amari in Johor Bahru for sponsoring the food for our street feeding activity for the whole month [...]

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Latest Update on Madam Mah and Wong’s Case

Saturday, 1/7/2017 - 1:28pm

For the past few days, we went looking for Madam Mah and Wong to understand their predicament and to give [...]

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Celebrating Hari Raya with the Spirit of Togetherness and Muhibbah

Friday, 30/6/2017 - 6:39pm

Perak team were on the move during Raya week in Taiping and Ipoh. With the help of volunteers, we delivered [...]

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Helping Very Sick Ah Ling

Thursday, 15/6/2017 - 6:39pm

During a Saturday night distribution round, we were alerted that one of our long time clients, Ah Ling, was very [...]

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A New Refrigerator for Makcik Khatijah

Friday, 21/4/2017 - 4:55pm

Makcik Khatijah has requested for a fridge and a few days later her wish was fulfilled. A new refrigerator was [...]

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Help on the Streets and Beyond

Friday, 31/3/2017 - 11:54pm

Kechara Soup Kitchen extends helps from distributing hot food, providing basic medical cares, distributing rice and daily…

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Beginning New Journeys

Thursday, 30/3/2017 - 6:39pm

We believe that homelessness is a result of multiple factors and substance abuse is just one of them. Without access [...]

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Anyone Can Make a Positive Impact

Wednesday, 15/3/2017 - 6:39pm

In Kechara Soup Kitchen, volunteers come from all walks of life including people with special needs. Seeing them in action [...]

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A Social Get-Together Hosted by the Chief Minister of Johor

Thursday, 9/3/2017 - 6:39pm

Kechara Soup Kitchen’s Project Director Justin Cheah attended a low-key event held at Ponderosa Golf and Country Club, Johor. Dato’ [...]

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Kechara Food Bank Deliveries!

Monday, 6/3/2017 - 6:39pm

As seen in these photos, Kechara Food Bank volunteers visited homes, and delivered food and provisions to urban poor families. [...]

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Delivering More than Food and Care

Thursday, 2/3/2017 - 5:24pm

One of KSK’s initiatives to help the underprivileged community especially single mothers is to incorporate them into our sewing club [...]

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Hope for the Homeless

Sunday, 15/1/2017 - 2:25pm

Clients on the street are always vulnerable to infections as they are often exposed to bacteria/viruses and unclean environments. The [...]

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Project Bite No More Takes the Bite Out of Mozzie-Borne Diseases

Friday, 25/11/2016 - 6:54pm

Kechara Soup Kitchen, with the support of the Tsem Rinpoche Foundation, is launching the “Bite No More” Project to distribute [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 14 – 17 November 2016

Sunday, 20/11/2016 - 2:26pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K.Phuah sponsored 100 buns and Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas. On Wednesday night, [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 7 – 10 November 2016

Saturday, 12/11/2016 - 2:51pm

For Tuesday’s night, Lions Club of George Town Mutiara sponsored 95 packets of vegetarian rice and dishes and 100 buns. [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 31 October – 3 November 2016

Sunday, 6/11/2016 - 5:48pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah and Cheong Yik Pin each sponsored 100 buns and Khaw Poh Lean [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 24 – 27 October 2016

Saturday, 29/10/2016 - 6:21pm

Staff from Motorola Solutions (M) Sdn. Bhd. kindly donated RM6050 and on Thursday night, The Chambers Restaurant sponsored rice and [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 10 – 13 October 2016

Sunday, 16/10/2016 - 5:11pm

For Tuesday night’s food distribution rounds, Lions Club of George Town Mutiara sponsored 90 packets of hot vegetarian food and [...]

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Kechara Foodbank in collaboration with The Lost Food Project

Tuesday, 11/10/2016 - 2:17am

This is our Food Bank delivery in action! We were able to extend help to this orphanage which cares for [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 3 – 6 October 2016

Sunday, 9/10/2016 - 4:33pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, Kechara Food Bank visited Uncle Teng to deliver 14 cans of Ensure milk powder [...]

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Medical Assistance for Our Clients

Saturday, 1/10/2016 - 12:09am

This picture sums up the suffering that we encountered in our recent Saturday night rounds. It was all wounds, wounds [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 26 – 29 September 2016

Thursday, 29/9/2016 - 11:51pm

For Thursday night’s food distribution, Goh Poh Hin and Chun Kiat sponsored 85 packets of hot vegetarian food while Jiun [...]

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Visit to PPR flats

Friday, 23/9/2016 - 1:33am

We visited a poor family who live in a People’s Housing Project’s (PPR) flat this afternoon. As much as I [...]

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Off the Streets: Drug Free and Reunited with Family

Friday, 23/9/2016 - 1:19am

We are incredibly happy for him as this is what we really wanted to see; clients being off the street [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 19 – 22 September 2016

Thursday, 22/9/2016 - 7:21pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 110 bananas and Clarine sponsored [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 12-15 September 2016

Thursday, 15/9/2016 - 1:06am

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas, Clarine sponsored 140 packets of 3-in-1 cereal, 140 [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 5 – 8 September 2016

Thursday, 8/9/2016 - 11:51pm

On Wednesday night, our food recipients were entertained by the Choir Team from Chung Ling Private High School. They enjoyed [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 29 August – 1 September 2016

Thursday, 1/9/2016 - 12:58am

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas, Clarine sponsored 140 [...]

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Refrigerated Truck for Kechara Soup Kitchen to Further Support the Poor

Saturday, 27/8/2016 - 3:28pm

19 August 2016 was a very special day for Kechara Soup Kitchen as it was the handover ceremony of a [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 22 – 25 August 2016

Thursday, 25/8/2016 - 1:02am

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas, Clarine sponsored 140 [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 15 – 18 August 2016

Thursday, 18/8/2016 - 10:37pm

Students from KDU Penang came to donate food items which they raised by setting up booths in their college. The [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 8 – 11 August 2016

Thursday, 11/8/2016 - 10:37pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas, Clarine sponsored 140 [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 1 – 4 August 2016

Thursday, 4/8/2016 - 6:34pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns and Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas…

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 25-28 July 2016

Thursday, 28/7/2016 - 6:34pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Mr. Yeoh sponsored 150 butter buns, Khaw Poh Lean [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 18 – 21 July 2016

Thursday, 21/7/2016 - 9:22pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas, Clarine Lim sponsored [...]

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Updates from Our Food Bank!

Wednesday, 20/7/2016 - 12:35am

We would like to welcome a new member to our small permanent team – Vivian Hor! A long time volunteer, [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 11 – 14 July 2016

Thursday, 14/7/2016 - 1:06pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 100 bananas, Clarine Lim sponsored [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 13 – 16 June 2016

Thursday, 16/6/2016 - 12:51pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, Ben Ngo sponsored 140 packets vegetarian fried rice, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 pieces buns, [...]

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Telling Their Stories

Friday, 10/6/2016 - 1:57am

Here are some of the happy and sad stories of people of the streets… In search for a better living, [...]

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University Students Raised Funds for Kechara Soup Kitchen

Friday, 3/6/2016 - 10:44pm

Students from UCSI University raised a total of RM3,800 for Kechara Soup Kitchen’s food programme in their recent community service [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 30 May – 2 June 2016

Thursday, 2/6/2016 - 4:11am

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, KDU sponsored 140 packets of vegetarian fried rice, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 23 – 26 May 2016

Thursday, 26/5/2016 - 10:33pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns and Cheong Yik Ping sponsored 200 packets of biscuits [...]

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Two Men and a Runaway Boy

Thursday, 26/5/2016 - 3:23pm

The team came across a traumatised 14-year-old teenager near Central Market area last night. He was very reluctant to talk [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 16 – 19 May 2016

Thursday, 19/5/2016 - 11:02pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns and Cheong Yik Ping sponsored 100 packets of biscuits. [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 9 – 12 May 2016

Thursday, 12/5/2016 - 12:51pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, The Chambers Restaurant sponsored 140 packets of vegetarian fried rice and vegetables; E.K. Phuah [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 6-9 May 2016

Monday, 9/5/2016 - 12:51pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, E.K. Phuah sponsored 100 buns, Khaw Poh Lean sponsored 110 bananas, Clarine Lim sponsored [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 3 – 5 May 2016

Thursday, 5/5/2016 - 10:33pm

For Tuesday and Thursday night, we had students from Penang Free School coming to help. It is always a joy [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 25-28 April 2016

Thursday, 28/4/2016 - 3:34pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, P.T. Ooi sponsored 140 packets of vegetarian fried noodles, 110 pieces of butter cake [...]

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Kuala Lumpur Soup Kitchen Report: 18 – 24 April 2016

Sunday, 24/4/2016 - 3:34pm

We received very good news this morning from Pusat Pembedahan Katarak Maiwp. Our client Mr Guna who is on the [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 18-21 April 2016

Thursday, 21/4/2016 - 3:34pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, Rosalind sponsored vegetarian fried noodles, soya bean packet drinks, butter cakes and oranges. E.K. [...]

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Abandoned Siblings Off The Streets

Thursday, 14/4/2016 - 8:20pm

Last Saturday, two siblings, aged 17 and 14, walked into Kechara Soup Kitchen’s centre in Jalan Imbi asking for second [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 11 – 14 April 2016

Thursday, 14/4/2016 - 3:34pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, Mr. Ngo sponsored hot food prepared by students from KDU Penang, E.K.Puah sponsored 100 buns [...]

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Penang Food Distribution: 4 – 7 April 2016

Thursday, 7/4/2016 - 5:06pm

For Monday night’s food distribution rounds, Rosaline Heah sponsored 120 packets of fried noodles, 120 packets of soya bean drink, [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Report: 28 March – 3 April 2016

Sunday, 3/4/2016 - 2:21pm

Petronas staff participated in our Food Bank delivery programme on Saturday afternoon. They came to help deliver provisions to the [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 26 – 31 March 2016

Thursday, 31/3/2016 - 5:06pm

26 March 2016 was a very emotionally-charged day for our sponsors who joined us to visit Uncle Teng who is [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Report: 20-27 March 2016

Sunday, 27/3/2016 - 8:18pm

In Medan Tuanku Kuala Lumpur every week, KSK reaches out to many clients serving their different needs. Below is a [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 21 – 25 March 2016

Friday, 25/3/2016 - 6:38pm

For Monday night’s food distribution, Ben Ngo sponsored 130 packets of hot vegetarian food, spring rolls and curry puffs prepared [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Report: 12 -19 March 2016

Saturday, 19/3/2016 - 8:18pm

Students from La Salle School helped us to sort out the clothes and the kitchen. Thank you for the wonderful [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 14 – 17 March 2016

Thursday, 17/3/2016 - 6:38pm

For Monday night’s food distribution, Secretariat Sukarelawan India USM sponsored 120 buns, 120 bottles of drinking water and 120 apples; [...]

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Kechara Soup Kitchen Report: 27 February – 11 March 2016

Friday, 11/3/2016 - 8:15pm

We are very happy for William who will no longer be on the streets. He will begin his drug rehabilitation [...]

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Penang Food Distribution Report: 7 – 10 March 2016

Thursday, 10/3/2016 - 7:32pm

Rosaline Heah sponsored 120 packets of vegetarian fried noodles, 120 packets of drinks, 120 pieces of butter cake, 200 bananas and [...]

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