TLFP collects surplus food from supermarkets & manufacturers in Malaysia & distributes it to those who really need it. Edible food is too often wasted & unnecessarily thrown away, when it could be avoided with a little care. TLFP aims to tackle this problem, making a difference to the community & the environment.
TLFP UPDATE: At The Lost Food Project we were horrified to see the impact the devastating floods in Penang had on many of our fellow Malaysians, who lost homes, possessions, and in the worst cases - their lives. The Lost Food Project exists to rescue food and fight hunger for those who are most in need. And two weeks ago it was clear where it was needed most. Members of our amazing volunteer community were moved to reach out and do what they could - and the call went out for donations of food.
We were overwhelmed by the generosity of people who donated enough desperately-needed food items to feed over 530 people. Thank you to everyone who donated, the stories from our volunteers below show what happened to your donation after it was dropped at our Warehouse.
Additionally, by partnering with Campbell's, who donated a staggering 34,00 tins of food, we were able to work together and provide over 50,000 meals to those who who were vulnerable; which is an incredible example of teamwork and community from one end of the country to the other.
While our thoughts remain with those who are still struggling in Penang after the devastating floods we were pleased we could work with partners Campbells and the Malaysian Red Crescent to respond to this crisis in the way we did. We are immensely grateful to all of those who contributed items for distribution.
Below Christine, one of our volunteers shares her story.
"When I received a whatsapp from someone I had never met before requesting help for a charity called Kembara Kitchen, I knew The Lost Food Project could contribute. I started immediate planning with other TLFP volunteers to deliver basic necessities for Penang Flood Victims. I was a woman on a mission! We started procuring what was needed by sending out messages. The determination from us and the response of our contacts was so great by the next day we had a truck full of supplies. Meeting the lady behind the message, Sharlene, was wonderful and while she organised transport I took it from there. The bad weather did not stop us from accomplishing our mission and after six hours we arrived we were able to deliver our food to Kembara Kitchen. They were so thankful for the food and toiletries people had donated. But it wasn't over yet! Determined TLFP volunteers felt they could do more, so they pulled together to help another charity 'Grab'. Just three days after I had received the first whatsapp message a three-ton truck left Kuala Lumpur for Penang stuffed full of donations from volunteers and Campbell's to provide for more of those who had suffered. Nobody would wish anyone suffering - but I'm glad TLFP was in a position to help. Just seeing the happiness on people's faces, and making a difference when it was needed, made all the hard work worth it."