Muhibbah Food Bank Malaysia Society

MFBM solicits donations of gently used furniture and other home items from domestic and international contributors, including hotels and hospitals, to provide to individuals in need. For the full exemption of import and sales tax for foreign donors, they are the first food bank in Malaysia to receive the support of the minister of finance. The four key pillars of the UN SDGs—goals 1, 11, 12, and 17—have all been served by the initiative. In Peninsular Malaysia, they have aided 100,000 people, 30,000 families, 50 old people’s homes and orphanages, 20 schools, and two rehabilitation facilities, among others.

The major benefit of the initiative is that it has assisted in resolving the issue of old furniture being dumped in Malaysia. The local authorities was able to locate and remove the dumping of unwanted furniture as a result of the collection, restoration, and reuse of the old furniture in addition to helping the less fortunate. In addition to advancing the UNSDGs and educating the public about the challenges faced by the community, the initiative has effectively motivated NGOs to assist additional low-income households in receiving repurposed furniture. Additionally, the project has demonstrated the power of youth-run NGOs in tackling complex issues faced by low-income families.

By contributing to recycling to lessen resource misuse, MFBM is aiding in the realisation and advancement of the UNSDGs’ commitment for the future. They are generating social and environmental benefits for a variety of stakeholders, such as waste collectors, the government, young people and local communities, and recyclers, proving that we can all work together for the benefit of our businesses, our consumers, the economy, and the entire world. The initiative also supports SD No. 1, “No Poverty,” SD No. 11, “Sustainable Cities and Communities,” SD No. 12, and SD No. 17, “Partnership For The Goals.”

Project Results / Impact on Stakeholder

MFBM solicits donations of gently used furniture and other home items from domestic and international contributors, including hotels and hospitals, to provide to individuals in need. For the full exemption of import and sales tax for foreign donors, they are the first food bank in Malaysia to receive the support of the minister of finance. The 9 key pillars of the UN SDGs—goals 1, 2,3,4,10 11, 12, 13, 16and 17—have all been served by the initiative. In Peninsular Malaysia, they have aided 100,000 people, 30,000 families, 50 old people’s homes and orphanages, 20 schools, 8 refugee learning centres and two rehabilitation facilities, among others.

The major benefit of the initiative is that it has assisted in resolving the issue of old furniture being dumped in Malaysia. The local authorities was able to locate and remove the dumping of unwanted furniture as a result of the collection, restoration, and reuse of the old furniture in addition to helping the less fortunate. In addition to advancing the UNSDGs and educating the public about the challenges faced by the community, the initiative has effectively motivated NGOs to assist additional low-income households in receiving repurposed furniture.

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