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These Malaysian Soup Kitchens Are Here To Help Even During Lockdown

As we get used to our lives in lockdown again, let’s not forget the less fortunate people out there who desperately need our help to brave through this storm. Thankfully, there are soup kitchen volunteers, who stand strong in the face of the storm, holding up their umbrellas to shelter the needy and provide them warmth and comfort.

According to Malay Mail, here’s a list of soup kitchens across the Klang Valley and Ipoh, who are continuing to cook and provide food for the needy, while also providing essential items to families in need.

1. Pit Stop Community Cafe – KL

Credits: Malay Mail


Apart from distributing their usual dinner packets to poor and unhoused people, Pit Stop Community Cafe also provides care packets that contain dry foods like rice, cooking oil, canned food, and sugar that to families in need, which is said to last them for two weeks.

Cooked food will be distributed at 5pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. If you’re interested to check out or donate to Pit Stop Community Cafe, head on over to their Facebook page here!

2. Kechara Soup Kitchen – KL

Credits: Kechara Soup Kitchen (Facebook)


As a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Kechara Soup Kitchen will be providing free vegetarian lunch sets and face masks to the needy in KL’s Jalan Imbi and Medan Tuanku area. The NGO distributes around 120 food packets to recipients in Jalan Imbi ever day while 350 lunch packets are prepared for those in Medan Tuanku every Saturday.

Food baskets will also be given to poor families, especially those who are staying in the People’s Housing Project (PPR) flats. You can check out Kechara Soup Kitchen’s Facebook page here.

3. SEED Foundation – KL

Credits: SEED Foundation (Facebook)


Established by a group of volunteers who have experience in managing issues of marginalised communities, SEED Foundation is currently giving out food packets to B40, urban poor, and unhoused people at its drop-in centre at Chow Kit. As they rely on donations for food preparation, food distribution will be limited and is based on a first come first serve basis.

If you’re interested to donate to SEED Foundation and help them out, do visit their Facebook page here!

4. PERTIWI Soup Kitchen – KL

Credits: PERTIWI Soup Kitchen (Facebook)


Pertubuhan Tindakan Wanita Islam (PERTIWI) is currently reaching out to provide meals to communities in need such as the poor and unhoused people, and even Brickfields’s blind masseurs who have lost their incomes due to the MCO. Free meals are provided four times a day during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and supper for communities living around Anjung Kelana, Sentul Perdana and Brickfields.

Those who are interested in donating to PERTIWI Soup Kitchen can visit their Facebook page or contact its founder, Datuk Munirah Abdul Hamid at 012-2363639.

5. Pay It Forward Ipoh Movement

Credits: Pay It Forward Ipoh Movement (Facebook)


Pay It Forward is a movement to feed unhoused people on the streets of Ipoh every Saturday. According to founder Ho Sue Fun, they would usually look for sponsors to pay Ipoh’s Marcass Cafe, who would then cook the food, while volunteers at Pay It Forward would collect the food packets and distribute them around Ipoh’s UTC, Jalan Yang Kalson, WW Hotel, and The Store.

Recipients will also receive a bottle of mineral water and snacks. Approximately 250 dinner packets are distributed every week. You can visit the organisation’s Facebook page or contact Ho at 012-5714277 if you’re interested to help them out.

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