4,000 families. RM200,000. Over 200 locations across Klang Valley, ranging from Brickfields right up to Sabak Bernam.

Free Makan’s first two phases have been an incredible success! However, we’ve seen that there is an overwhelming need across B40 communities and as such, the Free Makan campaign has expanded to feeding 10,000 B40 families and raising RM500,000 by July.

To give you more of an insight into Free Makan’s pathway to feeding 10,000 B40 families, the following report details our processes, logistics, progress, collaborators and beneficiaries:

The Campaign 

On the 3rd of June 2021, the BAC Education Group, initiated a campaign called “STOP HUNGER! HELP FEED 10,000 B40 FAMILIES.” The objective of this campaign was to make sure the disadvantaged communities such as the B40 Families in PPRs, Migrant Communities, Refugees, Persons with Disabilities and workers who had lost their jobs, will not go without food due to the MCO 3.0. Hence, Mr. Raja Singham, the Founder and Managing Director of the BAC Education Group started Phase I of the campaign which was to feed 2,000 families.  

The Free Makan storage area.

 

Generously donated boxes of Twisties and Tiger biscuits from Mondelez Malaysia Sales Sdn Bhd.

 Progress of Distribution: 

 Phase I : 2000 families 3rd June to 15th June completed 

Phase II : 1000 families 16th June ongoing 

Phase III : 1000 families scheduled for 23rd June 

 List of Items in Each Grocery Bag: 

 Each family receives groceries which cost RM 50.00 per family and this includes the following items: 

5kg bag of rice, 1kg cooking oil, 1kg sugar, 850gm flour, 1 packet beehoon, 1 packet of Maggi Mee, 500gm Potatoes, 500gm Red Onions, 500gm White Garlic, Salt, Cream Crackers 

 Each Grocery Package weighs 13kg and this includes the Rice 5kg and the Groceries in the Mydin Bag 8kg. The above dry rations should be able to support a family for 2 weeks. 

 An additional goodie bag for the children consisting of Tiger Biscuits, Toblerone, Twisties and Cadbury Chocolates accompanies the grocery bag. This has been sponsored by an individual. 

A flatlay of the grocery items delivered to each family.

 

Number of Recipients: 

 From the 3rd of June to 24th of June 2021, 3,996 packs of grocery bags have been distributed to various locations in the KL / Klang Valley and the recipients include Women Headed Households, B40 Families at PPRs, Refugees, Migrant Workers and OKU Families. Many of these beneficiaries are also under quarantine due to COVID-19, hence the grocery packs are dropped off with the Community Leaders at the Drop-off points.  

A lady carries the packets of rice she had just received.

 

One of our recipients posing for a picture with the Tiger biscuit boxes he received.

 

More groceries being delivered to B40 recipients!

 

A BAC staff volunteer with B40 women who had just received their groceries.

 

B40 recipients receiving their grocery packages

 Logistics: 

 The BAC Education Group works with NGOs and CSOs (Community Based Organisations) who work with disadvantaged and marginalized communities who identify the POP (poorest of the poor) and submit a request to BAC. BAC orders in bulk the groceries from Mydin who then sends the supply to BAC’s Hostel called The Mansion at Jalan Tebing, Brickfields. From the Mansion, either the NGOs and CSOs pick up the grocery bags or BAC delivers directly to the communities. 

 

Our van, fully stocked with groceries.
A second van, filled to the brim with bags and boxes, ready to deliver groceries to the B40 families.
Getting ready for another round of grocery deliveries
A volunteer poses for a picture as he stocks a van with groceries.

 

BAC staff volunteers geared up to go on multiple grocery deliveries.

 

A BAC staff volunteer (second from right) poses for a picture with recipients at a drop off point.

 Collaborations: 

 BAC has collaborated with the Free Food Society (FFS) and the Malaysian Medical Association (MMA) Wilayah on a “Matching Grant” concept whereby every grocery pack sponsored by FFS or MMA is topped up by an additional pack from BAC (1 + 1). In that respect, FFS has sponsored 500 grocery packs in Phase I and MMA Wilayah is working at 200 packs in Phase III. 

With one of our collaborators, The Malaysian Medical Associations (MMA)

 

 MCO SOPs: 

Due to the MCO, strict SOPs are followed both at the Mansion and at the delivery points, and the timings for pick up and delivery are between 10 am to 6 pm every day. 

The following locations and beneficiaries have received our Grocery Packs:

Date NGO / CSO Location Number of Beneficiaries
4th June 2021 MYMA Kg. Pasir Segambut 10
PPR Flat Kepong 7
PPR Batu Caves 7
PPR Pekan Batu 15
PPR Taman Wahyu 6
Kampung Banting Segambut 5
5th June 2021 Women of Will Batu Muda 30
PPR Seri Alam 20
PPR Sri Aman  25
Keramat Pangsa 30
PPR Raya Permai 30
Ukay Indah 20
Sri Kota 25
Taman Mulia 10
Tun Razak 10
5th June 2021 Hope Branch Community Medan Tuanku – Homeless & B40 70
Jalan Kapar, Klang – Families who lost their jobs 40
Puchong – OKU and Warga Emas 20
Kuala Selangor – COVID positive patients 30
Ampang – OKU and Warga Emas 40
6th June 2021 MYMA PPR Muhibbah Puchong 20
Pangsapuri Tun Teja 10
PPR Air Panas 15
PPR Sri Sentosa 20
UNHCR Refugees 10
PPR Sri Manja 20
8th June 2021 Human Aid  B40 Families & Migrant Workers in various locations in the KL/Klang Valley 240
8th June 2021 Apex Club B40 Families in Low Cost Flats Klang 65
11th June 2021 KUKI Community  Myanmar Chin Refugees, Kepong 20
11th June 2021 Ustz Arfat Ganumia Al Ikhlas School, Taman Sri Murni, Batu Caves 30
11th June 2021 Dr. Haji Ann Wan Seng Malaysian Chinese Muslim Association 50
11th June 2021 Goh Kah Yong Rampai Business Park PPR 50
12th June 2021 Pusat Kebajikan Good Shepherd Jalan Ulu Kelang, Ampang 30
12th June 2021 Rumah Kasih Old Folks Home Setapak Garden 8
12th June 2021 Qurraa Fugeean Learning Centre Refugee School, Bandar Baru Ampang 35
12th June 2021 Afghan Community Centre Merdika Villa Block, Tanjung Apartment; Chaya; Pandan Ria; 

Sunrise Park, Ampang

50
13th June 2021 Stephen Raj John  Church of Divine Mercy, Shah Alam 25
13th June 2021 Rohingya Women Development Network (RWDN) Rohingyas and Myanmar Muslims at various locations in the  KL/Klang Valley 200
15th June 2021 Pakistani Refugee Community Kg. Nakhoda, & Kampung Laksamana, Batu Caves, 68100 50
15th June 2021 Somali Disability Associations Refugee in Malaysia (SDARIM) Medan Idaman Business Centre, 53100 KL 71
15TH June 2021 Afghan Refugee Johar Syed @ Ampang 1
15th June 2021 Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees Organisation in Malaysia (STROM) Desa Mentari, PJ; 

Sentul Park Apartment;

Taman Kinrara, Section 3, Puchong;

Jalan Tun Sambanthan, Brickfields 

200
15th June 2021 Seetha & Mrs. Jothi (PPR Volunteers) PPR Bukit Jalil & 

Flat Sri Selangor, Jalan San Peng

50
15th June 2021 Bard Abdul (Human Aid) 14, Jalan 4, Taman Selayang Baru, 68100 Batu Caves
16th June 2021 Syafiq Weise (JMB Flat Taman Megah) Flat Taman Megah, 51200 KL 160
16th June 2021 Andrea Ann Fernandez

(Malaysian Social Research Institute)

1, Jalan Mamanda 7, Ampang Point, 68000 Selangor 30
16th June 2021 Sister Salomi (Good Shepherd Convent) 8.8km, Jalan Ulu Kelang, Ampang 25
16th June 2021 Hj. Zaaba Bin Kamaruddin Lot 2539/6, Lorong Buaya, Off Lorong Haji Musran, Rantau Panjang, 42100 Klang 50
16th June 2021 Seetha/Mrs Thulasi Block E, Jalan PJU 1A/40, Taman Putra Damai, Lembah Subang 1 PJ 20
16th June 2021 Puan Erma (Yayasan Seni Karya Prihatin Malaysia) Ampang 10
17th June 2021 Madam Chandra (MYMA) Damansara Damai – 20

Kajang Refugee School – 20

Old Klang Road PPR – 20

Shah Alam PPR – 20

Cheras PPR – 20

Sentul PPR – 20

Sri Lankan Refugee School – 10

Kampung Letchumana – 20

150
17th June 2021 Somali Refugee Community Malaysia (SRC) 16, Jalan 10/21D, Medan Idaman, 53000 KL 54
17th June 2021 Yayasan Seni Karya Prihatin Malaysia  Mak Cun Mart, Jalan Ukay Bistaria, Taman Ukay Bistaria, 68000 Ampang Jaya 200
18th June 2021 Persatuan Akademik Motivasi Akhlak Rawang (PAMAR) (Madam Amarjit Kaur) No. 25, Jalan Seri Pagi 2, Pusat Perdagangan Seri Pagi, 48200 Sungai Chig, Rawang  200
18th June 2021 Sri Lankan Refugee Migration Community Service (Yogarasa) Sri Muda – 25

Klang – 15

Kajang – 13

Ampang – 11

Petaling Utama – 22

Desa Mentari – 14

Mentari Court – 13

113
18th June 2021 3 families who lost their jobs & have no groceries No. 5, Jalan 6/1, Kg Tasek Tambahan, Ampang 3
18th June 2021 Refugees – Nigeria Lorong Mohd Salleh, Lot 1476D BT, 7 Jalan Gombak, 53100 Selangor 110
18th June 2021 Women of Will PPR Lembah Subang – 90

PPR Seri Alam – 20

110
19th June 2021 Kamil of Soup Kitchen (Ms Sharon Vemala Devi) Block C, PPR Pinggiran Bukit Jalil, 58000 KL 50
21st June 2021 Manivannan Letchumanan  Dewan Komuniti, Block 94, Persatuan Penduduk Apt Putra Ria, Jalan Bangsar, 59200 KL 50
21st June 2021 Pakistani 

Refugees 

B.22.01 Impian Meridian Subang USJ1 20
21st June 2021 Pakistani Refugees Community @ Sg. Chua, Kajang S16, 1st Floor, Plaza Indiah Apartment, Jalan Sepakat Indah 1, Sg. Chua, Kajang 22
21st June 2021 Impian Baiduri Apartment for 50 multi-racial families Block A, Impian Baiduri Apartment, Jalan 51A/224, Petaling Jaya, 46100 Selangor 50
21st June 2021 Aida Azizan 10 Jalan AU 5C/2, Lembah Keramat, 54200 Kuala Lumpur 5
21st June 2021 Shamir (from Health Equity Initiatives)   Sri Lankan Families

Sentul Park Apartment (Block 6) Jalan 1/48G, Sentul, 51100 KL

5
22nd June 2021 Esther (Roi Ban Nhkum), Kachin Refugee Community Setapak 7-2, Jalan Prima Setapak 3, Jalan Genting Klang, 53300 KL 150
22nd June 2021 Sam (Htoi San Nhkum), Kachin Community Bukit Bintang 66 Jalan Rembia, Off Jalan Changkat Bukit Bintang, 50200 KL 200
22nd June 2021 Women Of Will PPR Batu Muda – 61

PPR Sri Aman – 40

PPR Seri Alam – 10

PPR Pekan Batu – 25

Kg. Batu Caves – 25

161
22nd June 2021 Madam Amarjit Kaur, Persatuan Akademik Motivasi Akhlak Rawang (PAMAR) Meru/Klang: 10

Sg. Choh/Bukit Beruntung: 5

Saujana Utama/ Sg. Buloh: 10

Jeram / Kuala Selangor: 30

Sepang : 10

Banting: 25

Jenjarum: 10

Semenyih: 20

Segambut: 10

Sentul: 15

Jiinjang: 5

150
22nd June 2021 Madam Chandra, MYMA PPR Flats Port Klang 50
22nd June 2021 Seetha/Mrs Thulasi Malar 227 Block E, Jalan PJU 1A/40, Taman Putra Damai, Lembah Subang 1, 47301 PJ 30
22nd June 2021 Myanmar Refugees Sahidah – Sykt Salahuddin Abdul, 33 Jalan Bunga Tanjung, Taman Seraya, 56100 KL (4 packs)

Mohamad Musa – Sykt Salahuddin Abdul, 33 Jalan Bunga Tanjung, Taman Seraya, 56100 (2 food packs)

Rahimah Begum – No. 10, Jalan 6/1, Taman Tasik Tambahan ( 3 food packs)

9
24th June 2021 Datin Ida 10
24th June 2021  Jinjang Jinjang 88
Total: 3,996

 

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Pictures courtesy of Moo Tik Pin and community partners