By Siti Rohaizah Zainal
SHAH ALAM, April 2 — The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has managed to collect approximately 1,663kg of food and beverages through its MBSA MYSave Food programme, as of yesterday.
Its corporate and public relations division head Shahrin Ahmad said this included 830.31kg of food and 832.69kg of drink.
The programme was carried out in conjunction with the Ramadan fasting month, with MBSA focusing on the Ramadan bazaars at Section 7, Section 17, and Section 20.
“Our objective is to avoid the wastage of excess food and drink and reduce domestic waste that would be a burden to be disposed of at landfills. Instead, it will be distributed to residents in needy areas.
“In 2021, approximately 855.4kg of food and drinks was collected. Last year it rose to 2,294.4 kg,” he said when contacted.
Shahrin added the excess food was distributed to MBSA’s Department of Solid Waste Management and Public Cleaning personnel, with assistance from Universiti Teknologi Mara’s students, from its Shah Alam campus.
Last year saw MBSA MYSave Food take place in Section 19, Section 25, and Section U5, in collaboration with the World Wide Fund Malaysia (WWF).