Food bank set up for EMCO-hit Kota Setar folk


JITRA: Residents in 28 sub-districts in Kota Setar, who are running out of food following the enforcement of the enhanced movement control order, can obtain free supplies at the Alor Setar Mini Food Bank at Tandop.

Its chairman Amirul Syahir Musa said there may be people running out of food as home delivery services had been temporary stopped.

“We will replenish our food supply to ensure all affected residents can get food during the enhanced MCO, ” he said here yesterday.

He added that only one person per family was allowed to collect the food and they should also apply earlier to make an appointment via 011-3661 3036 to prevent large gatherings at the food bank.

He said apart from using its personal funds to purchase the food, it also received contributions from the corporate sector and public.

“Parties wishing to contribute to the mini food bank can contact me at 016-335 3677, ” he added.

Last week, Senior Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced the 28 sub-districts would come under an enhanced MCO from May 19 to June 1. — Bernama

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