DKSH partners with The Lost Food Project to tackle hunger, reduce food waste

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Kuala Lumpur, 15 June 2020 – DKSH (M) Holdings Bhd has continued its two-year collaboration with The Lost Food Project (TLFP), a pioneering food bank in Malaysia.

DKSH said through the joint initiative, it had donated qualitative and nutritious surplus food which TLFP redistributed to 42 charities.

This included those in the Klang Valley as well as 600 families in the B40 group in Setiawangsa, Pandan, Gombak and Lembah Pantai, living under the government’s People’s Housing Program (PPR).

DKSH said since the Movement Control Order was implemented on March 18, the TLFP Covid-19 Emergency Plan had ensured continued food support to their recipients.

TLFP delivered over 55,000 kilograms of food to almost 5,700 beneficiaries on a weekly basis and reached more than 1,900 families and 7,000 B40 individuals in four PPR locations.

DKSH country management head Nicholas McLaren said as a provider of essential goods, such as food, medicine as well as medical devices, the group has become more aware of the need for food security – especially among the less fortunate and less mobile citizens.

“We are privileged to work with TLFP, an organisation that has all the necessary facilities in place to ensure distribution of high-quality food.

“Our aim is to help Malaysians who are most in need of sustenance during this challenging time when health and safety are of utmost concern,” he said.

TLFP general manager Syazwan Rahimy said its beneficiaries were some of the most economically vulnerable groups of urban residents.

“The donation by DKSH has provided them with much needed supplies of food during a time when they have been struggling to provide for themselves,” he said.

-New Straits Times