DKSH teams up with The Lost Food Project to tackle food insecurity in Malaysia June 12, 2020


			
				DKSH teams up with The Lost Food Project to tackle food insecurity in Malaysia

Collaborating with The Lost Food Project, DKSH Malaysia donated surplus food which benefitted more than 40 charities in the Klang Valley.

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DKSH teams up with The Lost Food Project to tackle food insecurity in Malaysia

Collaborating with The Lost Food Project, DKSH Malaysia donated surplus food which benefitted more than 40 charities in the Klang Valley.

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, June 12, 2020 – DKSH Malaysia has been successfully continuing its two-year collaboration with The Lost Food Project (TLFP), a pioneering food bank in Malaysia. As part of the joint initiative, DKSH has donated qualitative and nutritious surplus food which TLFP redistributed to 42 charities. The regions and groups included Klang Valley as well as 600 families in the B40 group (Malaysian citizens in the bottom 40 percent household income range) in Setiawangsa, Pandan, Gombak and Lembah Pantai, living under the government’s People’s Housing Program (PPR).

 

Since the Movement Control Order was implemented on March 18, 2020, the TLFP COVID-19 Emergency Plan has ensured continued food support to their recipients. TLFP delivered over 55,000 kilograms of food to almost 5,700 beneficiaries on a weekly basis and reached more than 1,900 families and 7,000 B40 individuals in four PPR locations.

 

Syazwan Rahimy, General Manager, TLFP, said: “We are truly fortunate to have the support of such an esteemed partner for our food distribution as DKSH, especially in these difficult times. Our beneficiaries are some of the most economically vulnerable groups of urban residents. The donation by DKSH has provided them with much needed supplies of food during a time when they have been struggling to provide for themselves.”

 

Nicholas McLaren, Head, Country Management, DKSH Malaysia, said: “We are going through a dramatic period and as a provider of essential goods, such as food, medicine as well as medical devices, we have become more aware of the need for food security – especially among the less fortunate and less mobile citizens. We are privileged to work with TLFP, an organization that has all the necessary facilities in place to ensure distribution of high-quality food. Our aim is to help Malaysians who are most in need of sustenance during this challenging time when health and safety are of utmost concern.”