It’s not a secret anymore that many have been affected negatively since the pandemic began last year. Hence, many Malaysians have stepped up to help those in need in these difficult times. The same goes for Arati Villas restaurant tucked in Tanjung Bungah, Penang. With no questions asked, they unhesitantly distribute free meals for everyone.
Arati Villas Restaurant Gives Out Free Food For All
Despite struggling with their own financial hardship, Vengdesparan N Rajalingam and his wife continue to give out free food to those in need since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic last year. The food packets were left on the table upon their restaurant entrance every Wednesday for people to take. Apart from that, all their 15 workers are also retained and paid full wages, including their lodging.
In conjunction with the White Flag campaign, Vengdesparan pledged to give out 100 packets of free meals a day (or more if runs out) this July. The packed meal contains rice with fried chicken, fried fish and eggs from a quality and selected ingredients. Aside from his restaurants, he also sends his son to distribute these hot meals around George Town. For more information:
Address: AratI Villas Restaurant, No. 9. Tanjung Bungah Park, Tanjung Bungah (across Mercure Hotel)
Contact: (+60)4-899 12379
Operating Hours: 12 PM – 3 PM (Tuesdays – Saturdays)
Other Food Banks:
1. Batu Lanchang Food Court White Flag Movement
Items: 40 packed meals
Location: Batu Lanchang Food Court
Time: 12 PM – 2 PM (daily)
Contact: (+60)17 559 6029 (Goh Kok Joo @ AhBoy) | (+60)16 462 0520 (Goh Yee Sheng) | (+60)12 428 6952 (Yeap Poh Beng)
2. Butterworth Lay Buddist Society
Items: 50 packs of essential food items
Contact: (+60)17 458 5915 (Hui Ling) | (+60)17 563 1017 (Huey Chin)
3. Pakej Bantuan Dapur Berasap
Items: Rice, eggs, cooking oil, fresh produce, fish and chicken
Location: Kedah Agro Bazaar (near Koperasi Taman Tunas Muda, Sungai Ara)
4. Cathedral of the Holy Spirit
Items: Essential food items and necessities
To Apply: Here
5. City Parish Catholic Church
Items: Meal voucher for selected food outlets
Contact: (+60)17 599 2094
6. “Feed The Needy” Programme
Items: Essential food items, necessities and other assistance (to 30 families)
Contact: (+60)16 4886 6081 (Charanjit) | (+60)16 471 7872 (Marcia) | (+60)12 559 1761 (Dr Darshan)
7. Cili Panda
Items: 100 packed food
Location: 38, Tye Sin Street, Kampung Jawa Lama, 10300, George Town, Penang.
Time: 11 AM – 6 PM (Daily) | 11 AM – 1 PM (Sundays)
Contact: (+60)17 578 4215
8. Pantai Hospital Penang
Items: 50 lunch sets (2 sets maximum per person)
Location: Hospital’s cafeteria
Time: 11 AM – 1 PM (Mondays – Fridays | until 15th July 2021)
Contact: (+60)17 578 2899
During this trying time, it’s heart-warming to see people helping each other. Kudos to everyone for their kind efforts and for making this world a better place. Hence, do help us share this news to ensure it reaches those in need. Thank you and stay safe, everyone!
Source: Free Malaysia Today
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