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03 Jan

FreeMakan & Collaborative Partners Aid Flood-Hit Karak, Mentakab & Temerloh Families

The last week of December was a life-changing one for many families and individuals affected by the flash floods. No doubt, we may have seen continuous rainfall every year-end, and beginning of the year, and flooding was expected. But this time, it was different.  As waters receded in areas inundated by flood waters in the Klang Valley, families started returning to their wrecked homes, beginning arduous cleaning and clearing, and along with it the heart-wrenching task of erasing many...

30 Dec

Donation of Stoves & Rice Cookers Assure Flood-Affected Families of Hot, Home-Cooked Meals

As families gradually return home after the disastrous floods that hit many areas in the Klang Valley, many are beginning to feel the burden as family possessions are damaged and have to be discarded. With cleaning and rummaging through the aftermath of the floods being a mammoth task, now, pleas for help are coming in for assistance to clean, and for household items,  Realising the need to provide families this simple form of help, on 29th December 2021, FreeMakan delivered rice...

29 Dec

Cleaning and Recuperating: AsiaHeroes Volunteers Return To Sri Muda

As the New Year approaches, AsiaHeroes volunteers amplify cleaning efforts as they return to Sri Muda. Thanks to PHARMA, the team was able to expedite these efforts with the help of backhoes and rorobins. As the afternoon sun blazed above them, they worked together with the residents of Sri Muda to clean houses and streets. The volunteers did not slow down as they were determined to help as many homes and families as possible. They worked in teams and divided tasks amongst...

24 Dec

Christmas Eve Aid for Flood Victims in Kampung Jawa

As the water levels rose, the residents of Kampung Jawa fled their homes with only the clothes on their backs. There was little time to collect valuables and anything that couldn’t be carried had to be left behind. Within hours, these 60 families were made homeless and forced to live with relatives or in temporary relief shelters while they waited for the water to recede. However, their houses are still inhabitable and cleaning efforts have only just begun. Thanks to generous...

24 Dec

Volunteers Deliver Food Aid to Families in Karak

The torrential downpours caused flash flooding across Malaysia. With floodwaters rising fast, families, children, and the elderly were forced to leave their homes and seek temporary shelter on higher ground.   https://giveback.my/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/WhatsApp-Video-2021-12-25-at-10.26.16-AM.mp4 On December 24th, 2021, our team of volunteers travelled to Karak to distribute dry food packs to 60 families affected by the floods. We are so very grateful to each and every one of you who took the time to donate, spread the word, and support us in this effort....

21 Dec

95 Families in Kg. Melayu Subang Receive Food Aid From FreeMakan

A supposedly relaxing weekend for many families turned out to be a devastating one when flash floods hit several areas in the Klang Valley last weekend. Dubbed as one of the worst in over 50 years, this time, the floods came with no warning. On 20th December, a team of volunteers from BAC Education was mobilised to Kampung Melayu, Subang. This was one of the many areas, apart from Klang and Shah Alam to have been worst hit. Dry rations including...

20 Aug

Gujarati Association & Creador Foundation Join Hands With Free Makan To Help Pulau Gaya Sea Nomads

Pulau Gaya, is an island situated just 10 minutes off Kota Kinabalu, the state capital of Sabah. Here, away from the busyness of city life, live pockets of communities from different ethnicities, mainly the Bajaus and Filipino refugees who have fled their country. On 20th August 2021, the Creador Foundation and The Gujarati Association partnered with FreeMakan and made possible the delivery of 200 grocery packs to families in Pulau Gaya. En. Rajit, the Penghulu (Chief) for Pulau Gaya, and a...

19 Jul

FreeMakan And Friends Expelling Hunger One B40 Community At A Time

With the rising need for food aid, especially amongst B40 communities across the country, FreeMakan is especially thankful for its many partnerships and collaborations. Without them, our campaign would not have left an impact of this magnitude. Together with MMA Wilayah and in partnership with Life Giving Centre, FreeMakan successfully distributed 46 grocery packs to families at PPR Desa Petaling on 19th July 2021. The delivery was facilitated by a faith-based organisation. Deliveries have been particularly difficult due to the various movement...

07 Jul

Families in PPR Pangsapuri Seroja Receive Much-Needed Food Aid

Life during this pandemic has not been easy for B40 families living in PPR Pangsapuri Seroja. They’ve been struggling to make ends meet, with many experiencing food poverty. When volunteer, Mei Ling, reached out to FreeMakan and explained the dire circumstances faced by these families, our team immediately organised a delivery to PPR Pangsapuri Seroja. 80 grocery packs were given out on July 7th to families in need, hopefully laying their worries to rest for a period of time. FreeMakan aims to provide...

04 Jul

FreeMakan Food Aid Is Respite For The Afghan Community

Tucked away from the busyness of the city, live many displaced individuals. They have fled war, and crossed international borders, to seek safety and refuge, sometimes in countries far away from their motherland. With very little and only the clothes on their backs, they have left their homes, possessions and loved ones. They are refugees. Among the many communities that reached out to FreeMakan for food aid and assistance was the Afghan community. On...