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‘Regular families’ among people calling food bank
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PETALING JAYA: For the first eight years of their existence, the Food Aid Foundation mainly catered to underserved communities like the urban poor living at low-cost flats, those at shelter homes, refugees and the Orang Asli communities around the Klang Valley.

Since the start of the pandemic, however, the team has been inundated with calls from people they never expected to hear from: regular families in need.

While the #BenderaPutih campaign is a new development, the struggles faced by breadwinners to put food on the table throughout the pandemic has been no secret to the NGO.

“We never used to do these big home deliveries to individual families, we always targeted homes for the marginalised. But when Covid-19 hit, it became a whole new ballgame.

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