FreeMakan

23 Aug

FreeMakan Expedites Food Aid For Kedah Flood Victims

On 18th August 2021, flash floods after a heavy rain caused the rivers near Gunung Jerai to overflow, causing massive floods in nearby villages. Came without a warning, with force and mudslides at a rapid pace, the floods, wrecked havoc in several areas. Rescue teams have been deployed to help with search, rescue and recovery, and relief centres set-up to house flood victims. In response to the severity of the disaster, with massive damage to homes, roads, vehicles and a damper on...

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...

28 Jul

Crossing Mountains & Seas: FreeMakan Addresses The Needs Of Families in Kota Kinabalu

When FreeMakan first launched its campaign, requests from East Malaysia started pouring in. We knew that it would be a challenge to reach these communities, with the disconnect in communication and databases. Due to the lack of digital access and literacy, most of the times, community volunteers are left with no choice but to head out personally to vulnerable communities, and compile a list. As challenging as it was, no mountain is too high and sea too deep for FreeMakan. After...

25 Jul

Helping The Poorest Of The Poor in Kapar & Klang

Together with MYMA (My Young Mind Association), FreeMakan has delivered grocery packs to hundreds of vulnerable families living in the Klang Valley. Their livelihoods have been devastatingly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic resulting in their lack of income and limited access to daily necessities. On July 25, MYMA conducted deliveries to B20 families in Kapar and Klang who have suffered greatly at the hands of this pandemic. Many of them were senior citizens living low cost, former estate houses. We hope...

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 4th July, packs of groceries were delivered to Merdeka Villa, Ampang. Mobilised by BAC Apprentice, David Ranil Nyanapragasam, who is also part of...

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