The recent rounds of lockdown have rendered more people struggling to make ends meet and put enough food on the table. As the pandemic continues to challenge the nation, Malaysian’s have taken it upon themselves to help those who need it with the #BenderaPutih movement that’s seen all over social media.
Those who wish to receive assistance are invited to raise a white flag outside their homes or wherever they are. A message of encouragement is also seen accompanying these posts, which translates to, “Don’t be ashamed. Raise your flags high so those surrounding you are aware. #KitaJagaKita.”
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It is indeed a brilliant and effective initiative that gives the ability for those in need to receive help without having them plead. Aside from this initiative, several other businesses have also continued their efforts in helping the low-income communities by offering free food or boxes to help them stay afloat. If you or someone your know is in dire need of food and essentials, here's where you can head to.
Petronas Petrol Stations
The oil & gas company rolls out its Food Bank program where you can pick up free food and basic necessities at Petronas stations all across the country. For a list of the participating stations, click here.