What we do

TLFP is a not-for-profit organisation rescuing lost food and giving it to those in need.

Exciting things are happening in Malaysia. In such a short time, The Lost Food Project (TLFP) has grown from a handful of volunteers collecting boxes
of surplus groceries to an established operation, providing thousands upon thousands of vulnerable persons with nutritious food and addressing needless waste in the food industry.

The idea to rescue “lost food” in Malaysia came about in 2015. So many supermarkets and manufacturers were needlessly sending good food to landfill; meanwhile charities were spending what little they had to buy food or seek sponsorship for food to feed the vulnerable.  The opportunity was there to make a big impact: in February 2016, TLFP signed the first surplus food donation supermarket contract with GIANT.

Now is a unique opportunity to bring about change within Malaysia and address the devastating environmental consequences of food overproduction and waste.


Pasar Borona Collection


Our dedicated team of volunteers work closely with food distributors and suppliers to reduce the impact of food waste on the environment. With the cooperation and support of our partners, The Lost Food Project rescues tons of surplus food each week and gives it to our charity partners, who in turn use this food to provide nutritious meals for Malaysia’s most vulnerable people.


We know how important it is to develop a Strategic Plan for TLFP, which delivers on our mission to eliminate hunger in Malaysia. It is an enormous credit and testament to the commitment of our team of volunteers and staff that TLFP has grown its operation from its humble beginnings to an organisation tackling some of the biggest issues of today; food poverty and environmental sustainability; at the same time, reducing cost for both industry and the government.

At the core of our existence is the belief that no one should ever be hungry. We support individuals regardless of age, disability, ethnic or religious group, and we do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

Due to the large quantity of donated vegetables, the amount of money that we have to spend on vegetables has dropped by as much as 70-80%.
Assumption Soup Kitchen


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It doesn’t take a big commitment to make a big impact. We have an ever-growing dedicated team of food heroes.