Free food for all at Jinjang outlet

 ALOR STAR: A free food outlet called the Soup Kitchen is opening soon in Jinjang, Kuala Lumpur.

Everybody, especially the poor and downtrodden, are welcome to lunch at the outlet that will start operations from Jan 15, said Fungates Superflow Foundation director Clarine Chun.

The opening ceremony would be held on Christmas Day.

Chun said the outlet was an expansion of Soup Kitchen in Alor Star that was set up three years ago, adding that the foundation was planning to open more outlets, especially in the Klang Valley, to reach out to the urban poor.

“The Soup Kitchen in Alor Star attracts about 130 patrons daily. We anticipate the outlet in Jinjang will attract at least 200 people a day,” she said.

Chun said all are welcome to the outlet that serves food that is free of pork and beef.

She said CIMB Bank donated money to refurbish the outlet in Jinjang.

“We are renovating to provide a café ambience. We want the people who come here to feel at ease.

“We do not want them to feel like they are waiting for handouts. We want them to mingle and make friends.

“It is a place we want everybody to feel welcome,” she said, adding that Fungates Superflow Foundation would continue sourcing for funds to run the outlets.

Pacific West also regularly donates frozen food.

“We welcome raw materials especially vegetables,” she added.

For information, call Angeline of Fungates at 03-798 388 27.

Sources from The Star Sunday, December 17, 2007