Part of our initiative during this difficult time is to run a food bank and Alhamdulillah it has been helpful for both refugees and locals .
AlFitrah foundation started a food bank this week at the Somali Refugee Centre. The area was chosen for its accessibility to many refugee communities. We are still learning the best way to do this but this first week Alhamdulillah we helped 99 families from 10 countries with grocery supplies.
People also donated items , even the Shopee supplier gave the cool box for free when he found out we were a food bank ! so we now can stock chicken and fish to give away. #kitajagakita
The Covid pandemic has affected us all greatly. Our office has had to close for the past month due to the higher risk of our visually-impaired staff travelling on public transport. However we have been reaching out to the VIPs( visually impaired people) in our community through food aid.
We also extended a hand to the poor in Kelantan who are in remote areas as they may be overlooked in food distribution programs.