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IIUM Increases Food Bank Capacity For Less Fortunate Students During Ramadan Month

The food bank was previously limited to 150 underprivileged students but IIUM student unions are expecting more students to sign up with the food bank now.

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The International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) student union is working hard to obtain more food items in order for the university’s food bank to be able to serve more students, theSun reported.

The food bank is accessible to over 150 students at the moment but more students are expected to register with the food bank.

“The student union has decided to reopen its food bank after a four-month break due to limited stock during the holy month, compared with last year.

“The concept is like a one-stop centre where students can collect food items they need,” IIUM student union welfare officer Nurul Izzati Zakariah was quoted by the English daily.

She said that the food bank could alleviate the burden of students with financial difficulties, adding that so far, the food bank is supplied with non-perishable foods such as instant noodles, biscuits, oats, drinks and basic sanitary supplies, as well as Covid-19 test kits.

Meanwhile, the Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia chief operating officer Johan Halid said that universities can apply for food bank donations from the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry through its Food Bank programme that was established to help underprivileged students.

He said that any parties in need for food items, especially the ready-to-eat ones could refer to the ministry’s Student Food Bank programme to obtain selected meals for students.


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