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Ah, Malaysia...

The land of "milk and honey" in a rainbow multi-cultural world. We like to think it that way because we have been so blessed with 60 years of independence and 48 years of peace and harmony among races and culture.

We also like to think that way because of such diversity we are so blessed with all sorts of varieties of food, so much so that Malaysians tend to come to a point where we have that in our mind,

"ah, if it is not nice, just leave it, you do not need to finish it"

Yes, I can personally attest that when you pass by a wet market or even behind a restaurant, you get to see all sorts of wastage in the garbage bin.

Not only then, even my housemate tend to waste food when she ta pao home and was unable to finish it. Her only excuse was, "the hawker cooked too much, and I couldn't order anything smaller packed."

Yes. She is not the only person, I personally have seen so many other ladies (especially - sorry I do not want to bash you but it has been quite a fact in Malaysia) who tend to waste food just because the price is no difference when you ordered the rice less, and in the end, you can't finish it and just throw it in the bin.

That's pure wastage. From a now spoiled nation.

My father often time told me when I was young, "don't waste your food, there are plenty of starving kids in Africa and India"

And I used to ignorantly answered, "let's send the remains to Africa then."

Oh how arrogant and spoiled I was, looking back at the youth of my days.

However, in reality, we do not need to look at poverty from a distance, because it is now struck closer to home.

There are at least 3.8% (registered number) of the local families in this country are earning below standard wage and yet, Malaysia has 15,000 tons of food wasted daily; and that was recorded 4 years back. We could have even more family who are suffering despite of the BR1M (Bantuan Rakyat Satu Malaysia) social help from the government.

Therefore, at Glad Tidings Assembly of God Daily Bread Food bank, we try our very best to bless one family at a time.

We have a small group of people who will at least once a month avail themselves to help pack food for needy families, with basic items such as Rice, Cooking Oil, Sugar, Flour, Noodles, Biscuits, Milk Powder, Canned foods, condensed milk, beverages, instant noodles and various other foods. We also channel surplus food to reach those who are in need, especially to charitable homes, rehabilitation centers, children feeding programs and the elderly.

As it is recorded in Isaiah 58:10

Feed the hungry, and help those in trouble. Then your light will shine out from the darkness, and the darkness around you will be as bright as noon.

Sometimes, you never know, the smallest kindness you do for others could just be the only light shining in their darkening lives.

At this point of time, the Daily Bread Food Bank is spearheaded by Angie Ng, and if you, especially a Malaysian, would like to help by contributing some or even introducing a company that could help us out, please feel free to contact – [email protected]


Above is a video of our introduction, created back in 2013

So we hope that from time to time, you will be delighted to read our progress as we continue to update what we have been doing here, in order to start earning some Steem Power and Steem Backed Dollars, in hope that these crypto currencies would do some good for the families in trouble.

Daily Bread Food Bank Volunteer

  • Jessicca

disclosure: Daily Bread Food Bank one of the non-profit channel under the LCS (Life Commuity Service) ministry.

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A post worthy of a tip!
For the good cause and for the sake of giving a family in need some landing pad for the month in terms of food resources. Gonna test promotion of this post here and see how much we can raise.

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Will remember that. Thank you @precision .

Thanks all of you for availing yourself for the community! Feel the love and kindness <3 (Y)

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Welcome to Steem @gtpjfoodbank I have upvoted and sent you a tip

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It's so important for us to give back, great work! Communities need more people like yourself. Keep being awesome Jessicca

It is very interesting when we choose to give back, there are more things coming in return. We have an amazing team here who does not complain even when they had to move 150 packs of 5-10kg bag of rice. Truly heads up to the entire team effort.
Do stay tune for more interesting news in how we progress at the food bank in the future.
Thank you for your time @jasonshick

Nice to meet you @gtpjfoodbank i have upvoted you post
thanks for sharing

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Welcome to Steemit! I hope you will continue to share more such posts in the days to come!

very inspiring! You are a blessing to the community! God bless you!

Thank you @raf5793 . Let's be an inspiration for the community.
Have a blessed day to you too!

keep the goodness going / peace and healthy food

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Just yesterday, the sermon at my church talked about serving others. I'm reminded of what Jesus said:

For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
-Matthew 25.31-40

It's always great to see how this is carried out across the world. Keep up the good work!

Yes it is really important, especially these days, when we see the world is dimmed further by wars and rumours of wars, disasters and everything that is right is wrong; and wrong is deemed right.
Thank you so much for your support @ethandsmith . Let's continue to help make this world a little brighter with our tiny little lights. :)

Every little thing helps, especially distributing food. I did a blog a while back about a program I support that helps the Native American communities with day-to-day needs. It's always important to give of what we have in order to help others.

Welcome to Steemit! If you have questions - ask me @dobroman

Will remember that @dobroman . Thank you.

This is an amazing thing to do. I wish you the best of luck with it, and have sent you an upvote.

Thank you @tinypaleokitchen . We are doing our best to help those truly in need of dire help.

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Hello, @Gtpjfoodbank, I'm just here to leave a nice Hello ^^. Unfortunately i don't have much voting power, but i will be back and vote my followers. Need to grow a little ^^. Have a great time @rightuppercorner

Thank you for making time nonetheless @rightuppercorner