Food Distribution 21st – 22nd August 2010

21 August 2010 - 4:21pm Comments Off

We distributed 844 packs of food to the homeless and urban poor in Kuala Lumpur of which 374 packs were given out in the evening round and 470 packs in midnight rounds.

Kind Sponsors

  • Silver Bird
  • Giant Supermarket
  • Sykt Roti Jaya Bread Shop
  • Datuk KC Loh
  • Alice Ng
  • Mr Lee
  • Berkeley Corner Restaurant
  • Umai-ya Restaurant
  • Elize and Johnny
  • Boathouse Restaurant
  • Tracey Yap and April Ong

Midnight Rounds

Saturday 21st August 2010 @ 2130 hrs

30 volunteers came and distributed 470 packets of food tonight.

Clients in Imbi after receiving their packet of food

Most of our clients were not at their regular spots. Some were shielding themselves behind pillars and corridors to avoid the attention of enforcement officers. Our teams in Chow Kit and Masjid India were caught in traffic due to festive shopping, so they went on their rounds by foot, walking along some busy corridors to reach out to our clients.

The place our clients call their bed

We came across two clients in Pudu Market who sleep inside a van every night. According to them, the van belongs to their boss – he kindly leaves it for them every night to sleep in, saying that at least there is some sort of roof over their heads. They work for him as general workers in a warehouse.

Food distribution went on smoothly and ended at about 1am.

Evening Rounds

Sunday 22nd August 2010 @ 1630 hrs

Food distribution went on smoothly at our distribution points in Greenhouse, Petaling Street and Pudu Market. Most of our clients were on time and all the food packets were distributed within 30 minutes.

We met a man from Penang who said he had come to Kuala Lumpur to look for a job. Although he has been here for two weeks already, he has not been able to find any employment and told us that he has taken to sleeping in bus shelters. Having befriended a few fellow homeless men and women, they showed him the location of different soup kitchens. Until he gets a job, the man told us that he will be relying on free food.

Food distribution went smoothly without any untoward incidents.

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