ANNOUNCEMENT

Donations needed for urgent food aid

27 Mar 2020, 6:52 am

Updated 3 months ago

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Today, 26th March, our team in action sending food to B40 group. The poor have no money to buy food for the day. Now, with the MCO, there is no way to earn! We at Suriana will do whatever we can to help them!

We need more contributions as we are getting more calls for help.

Suriana Welfare Society has received urgent calls from the poor community requesting urgent food aid in the form of the following:

  • Rice
  • Sugar 
  • Cooking oil
  • Instant noodles
  • Tea leaves
  • Milo
  • Potatoes
  • Sardines
  • Condensed milk
  • Biscuits
  • Pediasure milk powder

Please contact Suriana Welfare Society at the following numbers:
1300 88 2200 - General Line
012-314 1100 - James Nayagam

Update: 27th March
Today we covered 100 families, distributing food and to poor families affected by the current locked down. We have included a video from the community leader to thank you. We have received calls for help in various parts of KL from poor families needing such items as rice, sugar, biscuits, milk, cooking oil. Please share this with your contacts and friends. For as little as RM60 we could feed a family.

Press Release: 29th March
I refer to the recent statement by the Ministry of Home Affairs through the Defence Minister's press conference a moment ago, has indicated that NGOs delivering food directly to communities are no longer allowed to do so, as part of minimizing exposure and restricting movement. Instead they should channel their food deliveries to coordinating centres managed by Jabatan Kebajikan Masyarakat. The distribution of food will then be done by Rela and ATM.

We in Suriana Welfare Society have been distributing food for the past 12 years to various communities. Each family have been assessed for the need to receive food aid.

Due to the current Corona Virus locked down many low income wage earners have no money to buy food. They live in low cost flats and the children are without food. The people have called us for help and we have responded by supplying food such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, biscuits etc. We have a list of names and through the local committee we have been distributing the food.

We are updating our donors as to the distribution and to the places and families. We are strictly following medical standards when handling and distribution of food. Our staff wear mask and gloves and maintain 1 meter distance.

We are working with The PJ Police and they have given us the approval to move and distribute food to the various communities

The Government directive calls for concerns as to who will be the recipients will be and how will the distribution will be done. The questions that donors are asking is how will they know that the food items will reach the right people. That there must be some form of accountability and transparency in the selection and distribution of the food. What about our existing families that we are currently helping? How then do we account to our donors as distribution of the food items.

I propose that the Government agencies work with NGOs in helping us in our distribution of food items. They can assist us by providing manpower and transport. Together we can help the various communities.

Update: 8th April
Reaching to 1000 Families - WORKING TOGETHER THROUGH COVID-19 CRISIS

This is how Suriana Welfare Society monitors and distribute food aid. We adhere to the health guidelines and keep a track the food distribution. Thank you all for your kind partnership at this hour of need. Your contribution is touching lives when needed most.

Update: 20th April

Dear Friends,

To date, 4500 persons and 1000 poor families have received food aid through the Suriana Covid Food Aid program. Well done to our Donors and Friends. You have done it. Thank you all! We are still providing and tomorrow this figure is going up.

Currently we are working on issuing the receipts to our donors. Thank you for your patience. Now that we have volunteers, our admin staff have resumed their usual work.

Here is a live map of all the places Suriana has donated to!

Update: 13th June
A joint community project by Suriana Welfare Society and Usana Corporation - we successfully distributed food aid to a thousand families. Thanks to the Suriana team and volunteers. We are continuing the food aid program to cover more families.

Contribution in cash to:
Name: Suriana Welfare Society
Bank Name: Maybank
Account No.: 512361505370

Cash donations are tax exempted

Thank you,
James Nayagam
Chairman
Suriana Welfare Society
Ph: +60 12 314 1100