Ipoh based non-governmental organisation (NGO) Perak Women for Women (PWW) is enhancing its food pantry programme by making it more target-based.
According to a report in Malay Mail
, quoting PWW co-founder Yip Siew Keen, its previous programme, although successful, was misused by certain quarters.
“When we first held the food pantry programme in front of our shop at Market Street, some took advantage of it where several members of a family would come to pick up three items each from the table after filling out their name and contact number.”
“So to ensure only those that really needed help received the items, PWW president Sumathi Sivamany suggested that we go to them instead,” she said.
Provinding to those who are truly in need
This means the new target-based approach would be to set up a mobile food pantry starting from the Harmoni flat in Buntong on Nov 5.
During the programme, PWW is set to distribute about 900 items consisting of food, groceries and toiletries.
You can also donate for this noble cause. Contact PWW at 05-2469715 for more details.