Monday, August 24, 2009

Poor can bank on food at this centre

The Star Online News Monday August 24, 2009

VIP server: Chew (second from left) serving the poor at the Grace Community Centre Sunday. With her is Dr Pillai (third from left). (photo: The Star)

(Photos : CFL)

KUALA LUMPUR: Situated amongst major banks in the vicinity of Jalan Tun Perak is a “bank” like no other.

Launched yesterday by Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Senator Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun, the Food Bank for the Poor (FBP) is a community project by Grace Community Services.

The project aims to channel food that would otherwise be wasted or discarded to charitable homes, rehabilitation and feeding centres and to those homeless and in poverty.

Chew called for more support to aid in feeding the poor and commended Grace Community Services for their efforts.

Grace Community Services chairman Dr Henry Pillai said: “It’s been five years since we started feeding the poor on the streets here.”

He added that the organisation currently provides 2,000 meals every day in areas around the Klang Valley, Rawang, Seremban and Raub.

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