INTRODUCTION TO STUDENT FOOD BANK
1. The Student Bank Food Program is a continuation of the Food Bank Malaysia Program. This program aims to help students from the B40 family so that they can better focus on learning. The outbreak of this program is also a follow-up to the National Action Council on Cost of Living(NACCOL) Meeting No. 1 chaired by the YAB Deputy Prime Minister on 15 February 2019.
2. This Student Bank Food Program is implemented in collaboration between the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP), Strategic Partners, Institutions of Higher Education (IPT) and contributors to ensure smooth and more systematic implementation of the program.
STUDENT FOOD BANK PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
i- Managing the rising cost of living faced by students; and
ii- Reduce the burden of students so that they are more focused on learning.
iii- Students belonging to the B40 group (students belonging to families earning RM1000 and below will take precedence); and
iv- Students in need and identified from time to time.
IMPLEMENTATION CONCEPT OF STUDENT FOOD BANK
i- Food Pantry: storage of dry food items in a suitable room and managed by the assigned Student Association. Students who are eligible to receive Food Bank Student assistance shall receive a distribution of food according to a priorly set schedule.
ii- Central Kitchen: donations of food such as vegetables and fruits will be cooked and given to students who are eligible to receive Student Bank Food assistance.