The Pit Stop Food Rescue Program

WHEN: SUNDAY, 11TH JUNE 2017

WHERE: Four Points, Sheraton - 1201, Tower 3,Puchong Financial Corporate Centre (PFCC), 47100 Puchong, Selangor

According to Solid Waste Corp Malaysia, in 2022, Malaysians generate about 17,000 tonnes of food waste DAILY, of which 4,050 tonnes is still edible and can be rescued and repurposed.

Rescue

The Pit Stop currently rescues an average of 1.2 tonnes of food monthly. The food rescued include fresh “unpretty” vegetables, excess raw food, excess dry goods (e.g. oatmeal, dried fruit etc) from food packagers and near and just-expired goods.

Redistribute

We work with established food banks like Kechara Soup Kitchen and Daily Bread Food Bank which have larger/nationwide networks of beneficiaries to redistribute rescued food. 
 
We have our own Beneficiaries Registry that includes needy households and organisations such as shelters, orphanages and homes that have fallen through the cracks and get little to no public support. 

And we work even closer with Soup Kitchens such as Pertiwi Soup Kitchen and Kechara Soup Kitchen in combatting hunger and malnutrition amongst the homeless and the urban poor in the greater KL area and its surrounds.

Repurpose

Excess raw food or fruit that might otherwise be disposed of are reengineered by our volunteer cooks and bottled for sale, as part of the Pit Stop’s efforts to be sustainable.