Started by the rakyat of Malaysia, the #BenderaPutih movement aims to help those in dire need of food and essentials.
The movement encourages those who needed assistance to fly a white flag or cloth outside their homes, which would let those who are able to help know which households could be facing extreme difficulties.
Now, many businesses including MR Dollar (MR DIY) and Econsave have stepped in to help the #BenderaPutih movement, taking to social media to announce their willingness to help those needing food and essentials during the Covid-19 pandemic.
There are many more organisations as well providing the B40 and community with food and essential needs. Check out the list below and how you can help them support the #BenderaPutih movement as well:
1) 99 Speedmart
As part of the #Benderaputih movement, 99 Speedmart is offering help to those who raise the white flag and wants the public’s help as well.
If you see anyone in the neighbourhood near a 99speedmart that requires support with a white flag, you can send the following information to their WhatsApp at 010-500 0099 or message them directly on the 99 Speedmart Facebook page via private message (PM). They will then send a care package of essential items to the home with the white flag.
2) Hunger Hurts
Hunger Hurts is a youth led NGO driven to eradicate poverty in Southeast Asia. As part of their efforts to help the B40 with essential needs during the MCO, they’re having a donation campaign called OneMeal.
The OneMeal campaign is a 2-in-1 initiative to help struggling small businesses and provide free meals to underprivileged communities at only RM10 for 1 meal.
- You can donate directly by clicking here.
3) Kuching Food Aid
Kuching Food Aid is a community lead initiative of volunteers with the aim of helping people in Sarawak who are suffering from food insecurity.
With the ongoing lockdowns, they have partnered with local and rural supermarkets who have volunteered their time to pack the aid. It only costs RM50 to help them feed a family of up to four people for a week as they have access to charity rates for the items.
You can donate directly here:
- Maybank Account no.5610-3312-5037
- Account Name: Persatuan Maju Ke Hadapan Kuching
Mimpikita is a contemporary modest fashion brand that is helping to raise funds for those in need during these trying times. They have already successfully donated 150 boxes and are looking to expand their initiative to execute the food bank twice a week with more food and baby supplies.
- You can help by visiting their website here.
5) Groove Grocer
Supporting the #BenderaPutih initiative, they are helping 5 rakyat for just RM50 by providing them Nasi Ayam Kunyit, Air Tin, and Roti Bun Gardenia. They are currently running another round of funding so just drop them a WhatsApp message and someone will attend to you to donate the food to rakyat in need!
- You can help by clicking this link and dropping them a message that you’d like to donate!
MYMAHU is an NGO that is targeting total assistance of RM50 per family in the states of Johor, Negeri Sembilan, Kuala Lumpur, Perak, and Sabah. This program is one of MYMAHU’s initiatives in alleviating the burden borne by Malaysians who are affected today due to the lockdown.
- You can donate directly to MYMAHU Maybank account – 5642 5858 8252
7) Kechara Soup Kitchen Society
Kechara Soup Kitchen has been helping to feed the homeless and families-in-need since 2008 and are always accepting donations or help whenever possible.
Currently, they’re also raising a fundraiser for a an Empowerment campaign to foster financial independence in individuals in need by teaching them skillsets such as sewing and baking. They are crowdfunding to procure raw ingredients, baking accessories and tools to support the classes.
- To donate, visit their website here for more info
- To support the Kechara Empowerment campaign, visit here.
WeListenMY has received applications from over 2000 families affected by the pandemic and is looking for the public’s support for their WeListenPack. This campaign targets families from the B40 & M40 group who have lost their source of income and are affected badly by the pandemic.
- To donate, visit their website here.
9) Hero Market
Similar to 99 Speedmart, Hero Market is offering people who need help a goodie bag. If you see anyone raising their white flag and in need of support in a housing area near a HeroMarket, you can Whatsapp them at +60105117051 with the complete house address and an image of the house with a white flag.
YPolitics is a multi-partisan and independent youth-led movement and they’re looking to help the rakyat in need as well. Targeting to raise RM15,000 by 10th July they’re setting up a donation drive to raise funds to buy food and basic necessities.
- To donate, you can bank in directly to Maybank 514161157399.
Let us support each other during the lockdown and make sure that every Malaysian can survive through this together!
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