Food for the Poor


Yayasan Bina Upaya Darul Ridzuan (YBU) is back into the business of giving with renewed enthusiasm after the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. At a recent meet-the-poor session held at Kampong Hj Hashim in Changkat Jering, the foundation led by Chairman Dato’ Saarani bin Mohamad, gave away food cartons to 30 recipients who were categorised under the poor and marginalised group. He gave micro-credit cheques to successful applicants, as well.

In his opening remarks, Saarani reminded the recipients to be grateful for the donations and the help given by the government. “This will not be possible if the country is in turmoil like Somalia,” he said. “The peace and harmony that the country enjoys should be maintained and guarded.”

The foundation prepares 45,000 food cartons for distribution to the poor and the underprivileged annually. Money for the food is sourced from the state government and business corporations. The food cartons are given away to the needy all over the state in accordance to priority and based on the constantly updated list maintained at YBU’s Greentown office.