KUALA LUMPUR, 29 SEPTEMBER 2020 – The Chubb Charitable Foundation has announced a grant worth US$10,000 (equivalent to approximately RM42,000) for The Lost Food Project (TLFP) as part of its commitment to pandemic relief efforts. Chubb’s grant will help provide critical food aid to TLFP’s nationwide network of 56 charities in the Klang Valley and Johor Bahru as well as 7,500 People’s Housing Project (PPR) families, all of which are experiencing a significant surge in need. In total, TLFP reaches out to over 40,000 people on a regular basis.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in March 2020, TLFP has deployed urgently needed support to PPR residents and charities around the country based on an assessment of areas with the most critical needs. Leveraging its roster of partners and volunteers, TLFP has managed to deliver over 380,000 kilograms of essential food supplies as well as health and hygiene products – including soaps, sanitisers and face masks – to individuals and communities at high risk of food insecurity.
“We’re pleasantly surprised by how we managed to weather the lockdown in spite of domestic food supply chain disruptions. We could not have done it without the overwhelming support from not only large corporations but also every day, extraordinary Malaysians,” said TLFP General Manager Mohd Syazwan.
“However, the fight isn’t over for us yet. The country is still in the recovery phase, so the demand for food aid will continue to be unabated. Chubb’s contribution will play a crucial role to help us keep hunger at bay, rescue food surplus, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately, ensure the most vulnerable can get back on their feet when things get better.”
Chubb Malaysia’s Country President Steve Crouch said "During these challenging times, we are focusing our pandemic relief efforts on the front lines of this outbreak and we believe TLFP has the experience, capability and track record of delivering relief effectively to those who have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 crisis. With its extensive network of national and local partnerships with food banks, food manufacturers, bakeries and meal programmes, we believe TLFP will maximise the impact of the US$10,000 grant from the Chubb Charitable Foundation to address the growth in demand for food across the country, reaching the areas which have the highest rates of food insecurity”.
"We are pleased to help TLFP operate on a larger scale to reach out to more of the nation’s vulnerable charities and B40 families who have lost their livelihoods during these unprecedented times,” he added.
TLFP is a leading, homegrown foodbank in Malaysia, working with numerous supermarkets, fresh produce wholesalers and food manufacturers to feed the hungry by recovering quality, nutritious surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfills. To date, TLFP has rescued 1.5 million kilograms of food, provided 4.5 million meals and prevented 3.75 million kilograms of greenhouse gas emissions from being released into the atmosphere.
For more information The Lost Food Project’s ongoing relief efforts and Chubb’s endeavour towards corporate responsibility, please visit http://www.thelostfoodproject.org/ and https://www.chubb.com/my-en/ respectively.
About The Lost Food Project:
Founded in 2016, The Lost Food Project is a pioneering food bank in Malaysia that rescues quality, nutritious surplus food that would otherwise end up in landfill, and redistributes this food to those who need it most regardless of religion, gender, age, disability or ethnic group. As Malaysia's leading food bank The Lost Food Project is committed to reducing the amount of food and other products unnecessarily sent to landfill. The charity currently prevents a weekly average of 19 tonnes of greenhouse gases from entering the atmosphere by diverting food waste. In 3 years since launching, The Lost Food Project has been able to rescue enough surplus food to give over 3 million meals to people in need. For more information, please visit http://www.thelostfoodproject.org/
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About the Chubb Charitable Foundation:
The Chubb Charitable Foundation supports non-profit organizations through grant-making and projects aligned with defined focus areas including education, the environment, and poverty and health. The Foundation believes that meaningful contributions that support our communities globally provide lasting benefits to society, to Chubb and to Chubb employees. Through philanthropy, global partnerships and company sponsored-volunteer activities focused on giving the gift of time and donations, the Chubb Charitable Foundation supports clearly defined projects that solve problems with measurable and sustainable outcomes, helping people in the countries where we live and work build productive and healthy lives. Our commitment to assist those less fortunate and to be stewards of the planet is focused on the areas of education, poverty and health, and the environment.
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