Although this SDG contains wide goals, amongst which are food security, sustainable food production and improving nutrition, our main focus is to provide immediate solutions such as direct food aid.
Even in the most developed of cities, there is still a silent cry for a basic need of man – food. Hunger is that one stubborn beast that refuses to go away. It is crucial that this social problem be mitigated immediately, through food aid – the very sort of help that can feed a hungry soul instantly.
The urban poor, marginalised communities, and the homeless are in the most need to be reached out and fed. They are not just adults, but also the old, the sick and children. The World Bank estimated that 3 out of 10 Malaysians feel that they do not have enough money to buy food. Between 2017 and 2019, there were 2.1 million people in Malaysia who faced severe food insecurity issues.
Without food, there is no life. Food is therefore a fundamental right for every single individual in Malaysia.
Direct food aid is a temporary but effective solution in feeding the hungry. This endeavour will require humanitarian support from various parties, individuals and volunteers to pool resources together in a concerted manner to feed the needy. Naturally, ProjectUPLIFT.my seeks to collate, list and be the catalyst to inspire and galvanise initiatives with, and amongst, various partners in order to expedite achieving our SDG-2 Focus.
Hence, ProjectUPLIFT.my welcomes all existing and upcoming food aid programme organisers and new participants to be a part of this umbrella effort. Everyone can play a part as a donor, participant or volunteer, in the food aid programmes listed in ProjectUPLIFT.my here. The least you could do is share ProjectUPLIFT.my on your social media.
FreeMakan.com started off as a small food aid initiative to feed the hungry in the Klang Valley and blossomed into a nationwide humanitarian effort that raised RM1.36 million, impacting over 30,000 families, 80,000 people, with a record-breaking distribution of 2,000,000 meals. Single mothers, marginalised communities, indigenous people, senior citizens, people with disabilities and even migrant workers have been given a ray of hope in these desperate times with one of mankind’s most basic needs: food.
This BAC Education Group initiative, in partnership with incredible NGOs, worked round the clock to pull together and mobilise resources to deliver food aid to the needy not just in the Klang Valley but also across the ocean to Sandakan, Sabah. The fund hopes to reach its target of RM1.5 million in a couple of weeks.
Uplify.my seeks to collate, list and be the catalyst to inspire and galvanise initiatives with, and amongst, various partners in order to expedite achieving our SDG-2 focus. This will be manifested on a Food-Aid ‘E-Directory’, as a key feature on UPLIFT.my.
Hence, UPLIFT.my welcomes all existing and upcoming food aid programme organisers and new participants to be a part of this umbrella effort. This free-to-access e-directory will ultimately serve as an essential database on nationwide food aid initiatives that will facilitate a more effective, coordinated and centralise platform to reach out to donors, corporations and individuals.
Please visit Freemakan.com to help out however you can. You can donate, check out our news page, or even volunteer information for the E-Directory, to do your part in combating hunger in Malaysia.
Organisers and providers of food aid are also welcomed to list their efforts on this e-directory.