The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (the Centre) is standing with the community during these difficult times by feeding and nourishing people in need in Kuala Lumpur, with its recent contribution totalling over 340kgs of surplus food.
The recent Government announcement of a Movement Control Order (MCO), as a result of the COVID-19 issue, left the Centre with a large amount of fresh produce and surplus food, which was donated to the Food Aid Foundation to help feed the hungry.
In line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2 – Zero Hunger, the Centre has been prioritising sustainable operations and to-date has made several donations, amounting to more than 590kgs of surplus food, which has helped feed over 1,200 people since establishing its partnership with Food Aid Foundation earlier this year.
Food Aid Foundation is an NGO which rescues ‘Halal’ edible but surplus food and groceries from manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, companies and people. This includes unused or unwanted food, as well as products that are out of specification, close to expiry, incorrect labelling, damaged packaging, discontinued promotional products, excess stock and customer returns. This is all collected and distributed to charitable/welfare homes, voluntary welfare organisations, the refugee community, poor families, soup kitchens and more.