Please don't send food with short expiry dates

Written by: MT Reader | 09 Nov 2017 11:47
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09 Nov 2017 11:47

The response received from Malaysians to help their fellow citizens in need during these trying times in Penang has been overwhelming.

Aid in various forms has been pouring in from across the country.

However, one problem rescue workers are currently facing is that plenty of the food items sent come with short expiry dates.

For example, bread and buns cannot last more than four days at the most and plenty would probably have to be thrown away.

In view of this, it is better to send foodstuff like canned food and noodles which have longer shelf lives.

For those who are unclear on what to send, the best would be financial aid.

Many families lost almost everything they had, including furniture, cars and electrical appliances.

They will need to rebuild their lives and financial support would be most crucial.

Alex Nathan
One of the rescue workers

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