Floods: KPDN distributes ‘food bank’ aid for besieged victims

KUANTAN, March 4 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Cost of Living (KPDN) has mobilised ‘food bank’ aid to flood-affected areas in the state, especially in the locations of victims who have been cut off.

Its Deputy Minister Senator Fuziah Salleh said the initiative was implemented to prevent those who were stranded due to floods to be cut off from food and necessities.

“We received information that there are locations where the residents are surrounded by floods and they cannot go out and buy essentials, so we will send food bank supplies to them.

“So far, KPDN Pahang and Johor have been active in helping victims by sending ready-to-eat food such as biscuits, bread and mineral water to temporary relief centres but if there is a request in an area besieged by floods, we will also dispatch personnel into the area to help out with the food bank,” she said.

She said this at a press conference after officiating the Payung Rahmah Initiative at TMG Mall here today, which was also attended by Pahang Consumer Affairs and Human Resources Committee chairman Sim Chon Siang.

Commenting further, she said that the ‘food bank’ was obtained from the contribution of the ministry’s strategic partners who are always ready to work together to help those in need.

On today’s initiative, a total of 100 asnaf around the Kuantan district received Rahmah basket donations which aims to reduce the burden of living costs faced by those groups.

In addition to the Rahmah Basket, the Rahmah Umbrella initiative also includes Rahmah Sales Programme, Rahmah Package and the Menu Rahmah.

Also at the programme, fast food restaurant Chicago Chicken City (CCC) also participated in implementing the Menu Rahmah initiative which offers rice, a piece of chicken and a milo drink at the price of RM5 for one meal in all 11 of its branches nationwide.

Source: BERNAMA News Agency