Cafés and restaurants around the Klang Valley are pledging 10% of their earnings this weekend to “Food for the Philippines”, a campaign to raise money for the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan’s devastation.
“Food for the Philippines” was started by a group of friends in KL who work towards social change under the moniker Passionation. With many Malaysians dining out at the weekend, the campaign asks F&B businesses to turn their profits into food and aid supplies for the millions displaced by the typhoon.
So far, several businesses have pledged money towards the campaign: The Last Polka, Yay, Sammich, The Bee, Dancing Fish, Swich Café, myBurgerLab, The Red Beanbag, Pisco Bar, Coffee and Dreams and Smooshie Juices. Camp5, the indoor climbing gym, is also participating.
Customers can support these outlets by dining there today and tomorrow and encouraging their favourite restaurants to make a similar pledge in the week ahead. For those with a sweet tooth, Swich café in Publika will also be auctioning one of their famed Valrhona chocolate cakes for the cause, with bids starting at RM150.
All proceeds will go to the Citizens’ Disaster Response Center, an NGO in the Philippines which works on both the frontlines of disaster response and also helps with long-term rehabilitation of local people’s homes and businesses.
Find out more at Food for the Philippines.