A Pitstop for the Hungry and Needy

By Carolyn Hong

August 2016 FOOTPRINTS
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The Pitstop Community Cafe is located in a picturesque pre-war building in downtown KL, an area where the homeless congregate late at night.
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...

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Carolyn Hong

lives in Ba Kelalan sometimes, in KL sometimes. A former journalist who once chased the big stories for a regional newspaper, she now hunts for the small stories in Malaysia’s smallest places.