Can I have a cup of rice?

Yes, did you read it correctly?

“Bolih saya dapat satu cawan beras(Can I have a cup of uncooked rice)?”

This was at about 8 pm when a small boy came knocking at the door of the flats in Tasek 64, Seri Alam, Masai. Apparently, due to pride and ego, the parents did not ask the neighbour for food but sent the boy instead, understandable. And after giving the cup of rice, the little boy asked for some cooking oil.

These are the real scenes at some of the poorer flats in Masai areas, namely Tasek 64 Seri Alam, Megah Ria flats & Masai Utama flats.

To solve this issues, YSJB has appointed “ambassadors” where we fund them RM200 monthly so that they will have rice/cooking oil on standby when someone knocks on the door. In addition to that, some biscuits will be available too.

We started this program some 2 years ago and it seems to be working well, now we have 3 “ambassadors” stationed in the various places, including Kulai and Kota Tinggi.

I am sure there are many more such brothers and sisters in our midst, just because they don’t show themselves up(due to pride), we are slowly but surely identifying them through our “feelers” amongst the Poor and Needy. Only they know their brothers and sisters who are that desperate.

Occasionally, we provide them cooked packet food and this will be a ‘bonus’ to them. Also we try to provide them food bank as often as we can.

The streams of people needing help is endless, we try to provide for as many as we can, as often as we can and as far as our budget can afford.

Many of you reading this might not know there are these “hardcore” poor among us – yes, they are everywhere, it is only whether we want to see them or not. Volunteers like us are “trained” to “sniff” them out, perhaps if you can’t see them, let us be your eyes to figure out who are the hardcore poor.

We need your support to make life better for them, whatever state they are in, let us lift them out of this dark pit.

As I am writing this, 177 packets of “goodies” from Lotus’s just arrived at our store this afternoon and for the next few days, it will be a quick dash to distribute all the the Poor & Needy.

Go go go YSJB …….the hungry out there knows no holidays, whether it is a Sunday, public/festive holiday or any other day!