One popular food outlet in Penang, Restoran Minah has opened its doors to those in need.
Famous for its fish head curry and signature fried chicken dish, the restaurant has opened up a food bank corner for anyone in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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According to the Malay Mail, the owner’s son, Ahmad Danial Muhammad Noor who works at the restaurant said that they only started the food bank last week and have seen many elderly people collecting the food items.
“Most of the recipients are elderly, disabled, and single mothers who have collected the dry food items like rice, oil, canned food, and drinks.
“It is also easier to store dry food items in the fridge as many of them can be stored for days,” he said.
The 34-year-old also said that many elderly people went to his shop asking whether they can be hired as waiters at his restaurant but had to reject them as the restaurant was also struggling financially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Photo via Facebook (Minah Restaurant)
“My father and I, together with our workers have been fortunate that our restaurant is still operating and we have food every day on the table. But not many share the same plight as us.”
Initially, Ahmad Daniel sponsored the dry food items and kept it in a fridge in his restaurant where it would be accessible for anyone.
He added: “Eventually my friends and others came to know about my initiative and donated food items and some even handed me cash so that I could buy the food items. One of my friends who works in an NGO, and she knows people in need and has been asking them to come to my restaurant where the food bank is located.”
So, if you guys want to help, too, you can contact Ahmad Danial!
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Help each other out if you can. We’re all in this together!
By: Aishah Akashah Ahadiat