Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre Reaches Out to the Community through Food Aid

Press Room > 2020

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 340 kilogrammes of surplus food.

During this period of the Control Movement Order (MCO) by the government of Malaysia to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in the country, has left the Centre, with a large amount of fresh produce and surplus food which was then donated to the Food Aid Foundation to help feed the hungry.

“This global concern has presented all of us with unique challenges.  And, in such times, it is imperative to come together as a community and think about what we can do to help and be considerate towards each other. We understand that having access to basic needs might be especially difficult for some people right now and we are pleased to be able to make a meaningful contribution through our partnership with the Food Aid Foundation,” said John Burke, The Centre’s deputy general manager.

Food Aid Foundation is a non-governmental organisation which rescues Halal edible surplus food and groceries from manufacturers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, companies and people. It 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.

All are collected and distributed to charitable and welfare homes, voluntary welfare organisations, refugee community, poor families and soup kitchens.