PERTIWI Soup Kitchen: Help Feed Homeless and Poor Across Kuala Lumpur | Aug-Sept
PERTIWI Soup Kitchen, which was officially launched in March 2010, is a community outreach project which is managed by PERTIWI, to provide regular meals on a regular basis to the homeless and poor at various locations around Kuala Lumpur. During the current Covid-19 Pandemic and the Movement Control Order, we have not neglected the community. PERTIWI makes sure that they are still getting their meals regularly. The homeless and poor can collect their meals from designated locations during scheduled hours.
Soup kitchens can be found in many of the world’s cities. They exist to provide basic meals to those who go hungry, not because they are lazy or are looking for handouts, but because they simply cannot get enough food or proper nutrition. Those in need may include children, parents and the elderly. Malaysia’s economic success and prosperity has ensured that hunger is not a matter of not having any food at all, but whether those in need are getting enough food on a regular basis and whether we care enough to provide food to them.
This project complements these existing efforts by working towards the following objectives:
- To distribute basic pre-packaged healthy meals and clean water 4 nights a week in inner-city neighbourhoods where various recipient groups are located.
- To raise awareness of the number of hard-core poor in our city.
- To encourage corporate and media sponsorship, and regular volunteer participation to feed the hungry.
- To operate the programme in a sustainable manner that will enable it to serve an increasing number of people.
Donations to this campaign will be used to pay the caterers to cook the hot meals (500 pax * RM5 * 30 days). PERTIWI does not charge any admin fee on the donations to this campaign. The total disbursed amount will be used to pay the caterers.
Between 600-1200 packets of food are served each day.
PERTIWI’s Sustainable Goals include reduced poverty, zero hunger, better health and well-being, access to education for the poor and marginalised groups, decent work, sustainable communities, reducing inequality and partnerships for the goals.
5 August – A total of 1730 meals were distributed on Thursday
7 August – A total of 825 meals were delivered.
8 August – 400 vegetarian meals from Dar Soon along with 365 meals from PERTIWI were prepared and delivered.
9 August – PERTIWI cooks prepared and delivered 1155 meals from breakfast to supper, while Dar Soo Vegetarian Cuisine provided another 400 meals to distribute to needy communities outside of KL.
10 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 930 meals as scheduled, and also distributed another 400 meals from Dar Soo.
11 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 1030 meals from breakfast to dinner. Additional 400 meals from Dar Soo were distributed as well.
12 August – PERTIWI provided 725 meals from breakfast to supper, while another 400 meals from Dar Soo were given out at a few locations.
13 August – 630 meals were prepared and delivered for lunch and dinner, plus another 400 meals to distribute.
14 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 400 meals, as scheduled. Another 400 sponsored meals were also given out smoothly by other teams.
16 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 1130 meals, while another 400 sponsored meals were distributed to needy groups elsewhere.
17 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 970 meals.
18 August – 975 meals were prepared and delivered. 300 sponsored meals were also distributed to grateful families.
19 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 640 meals today, from breakfast to supper. 1000 sponsored meals were also distributed by the team.
21 August – 360 meals were prepared and delivered.
24 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 990 meals as scheduled.
25 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 1010 meals today. We also received 400 sponsored meals which were mostly given out in Selangor.
26 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 655 meals with additional 1000 sponsored meals.
27 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 595 meals.
28 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 375 meals with additional 300 sponsored meals.
29 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 370 meals.
30 August – PERTIWI prepared and delivered 1075 meals with additional 300 sponsored meals.
Pertubuhan Tindakan Wanita Islam (PERTIWI) is a project oriented charitable organisation dedicated towards addressing the welfare and needs of women, children and the elderly. Since its formation on 22 September 1967, PERTIWI has played a vital role in providing various forms of assistance. To help extend its reach into the community, PERTIWI commenced its mobile soup kitchen project in 2010 to provide free meals to the hard-core poor and homeless people in Kuala Lumpur.