In the very heart of KL, a community cafe provides more than just food for the homeless.
Volunteerism among the homeless surged after the government brought attention to the issue in 2014 when it threatened to close down soup kitchens. A flood of people came forward to feed the homeless, but these efforts still tend to be uncoordinated, ad-hoc and clustered in the same areas.
Fridays and Saturdays often see many volunteers turning up with excessive amounts of food, leading to a lot of wastage. And the homeless go hungry on other nights.
One Saturday night, as Joyce was hanging out with her street friends, five groups turned up one after another with food. Despite saying no, a box was shoved into her hand each time.
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