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Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia & JCL Credit Leasing Help 4000 Families In PPR Kota Damansara Through ‘Food Bank Komuniti’ Initiative
Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia (YFBM) has recently launched Food Bank Komuniti (FBK) in Kota Damansara, Selangor. As of to-date, YFBM has set up seven (7) FBK located in Lumut, Kuala Tahan, Gopeng, Simpang Renggam, Baling, and Lembah Pantai.
This initiative was supported by JCL Credit Leasing Sdn Bhd as the main sponsors for the initial period of one year after the FBK respective launching. FBK Kota Damansara has been operating for two months.
The ceremony was officiated by Mr Johan Halid, Chief Operation Officer of YFBM as well as several local dignitaries and YFBM volunteers. He said that the food donation drive will remain to be helpful and important although the pandemic is over. Community easy access to FBK will help feed the needy healthy and nutritious food as well as support YFBM’s drive to fight against hunger.
Through the concept of ‘take only what is needed’, the community is invited to apply for the basic food item(s) to the person in charge of managing the FBK, while the procedures are very simple and straightforward.
He also added that YFBM will oversee, guide and assist all FBK for a duration of about 6 months or one year, after which the FBK will operate independently. These include stock supplies, training, education and other support with a total sponsorship amount of up to RM50,000. To ensure that the FBK continue to sustain itself, YFBM will continue to provide advisory services to those that are responsible for managing the FBK. The establishment of FBK Kota Damansara can help more than 4000 families in the Program Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Kota Damansara.