IPOH: At least 1,500 packets of food will be prepared by the Ipoh Central Kitchen for frontliners in Ipoh to break their fast during the movement control order (MCO).
Kitchen coordinator Mohd Iskandar Abdul Rahman said the packets would also be distributed to the needy.
“Since the first day of the MCO, we have prepared lunch for them as a token of appreciation for their hard work. We also distribute some of the food to Kampar.
“Now that we are about to embark on the holy fasting month, we will prepare meals for breaking fast instead, ” he said, adding that the discussion to prepare meals for sahur is also ongoing.
“Perak Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu has asked us to prepare sahur meals for the frontliners as well.
“We will have discussions to make it into a possibility, ” he told reporters after Ahmad Faizal visited the kitchen premises here on Thursday (April 23).
Iskandar said since there will be no Ramadan bazaars held, the premises, which is also a known restaurant in Ipoh, will set up some stalls for other restaurants to sell their dishes.
“At these stalls, customers can order beforehand for takeaways and cash on delivery (CoD).
“We will update the menu available on our Facebook page - Ipoh Central Kitchen - and they can make bookings at least a day before delivery.
“So far, we have between 12 and 35 restaurants who have registered with the state’s S.M.A.R.T Iftar@Perak 'drive-thru' Ramadan bazaars with up to 100 dishes available throughout the fasting month, ” he said.
Shortly after his visit, Ahmad Faizal congratulated the hard work done by the kitchen and invited more agencies to join in the good deed.
“On behalf of the state government, we applauded the initiative taken by Iskandar and his friends.
“The kitchen also prepares meals for the homeless staying at the state’s transit centre at the Badminton Arena on Jalan Kompleks Sukan.
“In line with the slogan, ‘KitaJagaKita’ (We take care of each other), we hope more agencies and associations will join forces with the kitchen to further help those who are in need during this difficult time, ” he said.
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