Kechara Food Bank is launched! 23 May 2012 marks another milestone for Kechara with the launch of Kechara Food Bank by Yang Berhormat Dato’ Seri Nazri Aziz, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department. Kechara Food Bank is another initiative by Team Kechara Soup Kitchen (KSK) to serve the marginalised community.
With the support from friends, media, press and publications, much public awareness was created on the good works of Kechara’s community work. The result is donors have been bringing to us basic provisions like rice and cooking oil.
Very often, we see these items being dropped off at our doorstep by anonymous donors. It is very encouraging for us as it is also their expression that we are doing a good job and this is their way of endorsing our work. Hence, the Kechara Food Bank is born.
Our soup kitchen building in Jalan Barat, off Jalan Imbi will be used as a collection centre and every week our van will deliver these much needed provisions to several charitable homes and poor families in the Klang Valley, for a start.
Six Non-Governmental Organizations received 50 bags of 10kg rice each while ten needy families received 30 bags of 10kg rice each together with cooking oil, biscuits and soya sauce. All of Malaysia’s major media came to support this very noble cause, including Astro, TV3, The Star, New Straits Times, Malay Mail, Utusan, Berita Harian, Sin Chew Daily, Nanyang Siang Pau, Guang Ming Daily, China Press and Oriental Daily which offer their continuous support.
The beneficiaries of Kechara Food Bank are six non-governmental organisations, which are:
1. Pertubuhan Kebajikan Anak Yatim Mary – Sister Malar
2. Agathians Shelter – Mr. Sivabalan
3. Community Excel Services – Mr. Lawrence Chong
4. Surau Jamal Al-Surur – Ustaz Abdullah
5. Persatuan Kanak-Kanak Istimewa Kajang, Selangor – Ms Kong Lan Lee
6. Persatuan Rumah Amal Murni Kajang, Selangor – Mr Soo Chan Sen
And ten poor families:
1. Letchumi AP Muniandy (Jln Pahang)
2. T Ravichandran A/L Thangavelu (Jln Pahang)
3. Vikneswary A/P Raja Murti (Jln Pahang)
4. Tambiah A/L Rengasamy (Jln Pahang)
5. Vasagi A/P Arokiasamy (Jln Pahang)
6. Family of seven childres (Kg Bellamy – name to be advised tomorrow) Punjabi
7. Jagmohan Singh (Jln Pahang) Malay
8. Mohd Ramli bin Mahat (Jln Pahang)
9. Saiful bin Ali Hanafiah (AADK) Chinese
10. Lim Ah Peng (AADK)