We distributed 841 packs of food to the homeless and urban poor in Kuala Lumpur of which 391 packs were given out in the evening round and 450 packs in midnight rounds.
- Silver Bird
- Sykt Roti Jaya Bread Shop
- Datuk KC Loh
- Alice Ng
- Mr Lee
- Richard & Ms Leong
- Berkeley Corner Restaurant
- Umai-ya Restaurant
- Siong Woan & Family
- Datin Yip & friends
Saturday 22nd May 2010 @ 2130 hrs
42 volunteers distributed 450 packets of food tonight. Irene, Jacy, Lew and Wei Theng came to help in packing but did not join the rounds.
Many were not at their usual spots; rumours were flying that enforcement raids have been going on for the past week. Many of our regulars are believed to have been taken away.
At KL Sentral, we came across Madam Chia who said she used to sleep in Puduraya until it was recently closed for renovations. Having nowhere else to go to, she now spends her nights in KL Sentral. She came from Johor Bahru to Kuala Lumpur looking for a job in March 2009. She failed to secure any employment because most posts did not provide hostel facilities.
We also came across a gentleman by the name of Shaipol. We were about to leave the area when the 35-year old approached our volunteers for food after a tip-off from a homeless man nearby. Shaipol has been in KL for almost a week now, having come from Johor to look for a job. It was not for want of trying that Shaipol has not been able to secure any employment – in the last week, he has walked all over the city looking for job opportunities, but to no avail. With no other options, he was forced to sell off his mobile phone at a fraction of the original price.
Food distribution went smoothly and ended at about 1:30am.
Sunday 23rd May 2010 @ 1630 hrs
30 volunteers distributed 391 packets of food this evening.
Alice, Dustin and Elias came to help packing but did not join the rounds.
In Petaling Jaya, we came across a 37-year old man suffering from AIDS. In good English, he told us that he was abandoned by his family. He used to be a security guard and also worked odd jobs. Now unemployed, he travels to Sungai Buloh hospital every month to receive his medication.
Over in Seapark, we encountered a kind lady offering drinks and food to one of our elderly clients. She claimed that she has known him for about 20 years, when he was living in nearby SS17. She added that he only became homeless a few years ago. She came to know that he suffered from a speech disorder, later becoming mute. As we were talking about him, the elderly client wept. We quickly calmed him down and gave him a packet of food, and left soon after he felt better.
In Pudu Market, we came across a mentally-challenged man. We quickly pulled over and asked if he needed food. He did not answer our question and seemed confused. When handed the food packet, he stored it in his canvas bag and walked away without saying anything.
Food distribution went smoothly without any untoward incidents and ended at about 7pm.