In my quest to look for the Mural in Tribute to MH17, I parked my car at Jalan Masjid first before venturing to locate it. Nearby I saw a group of senior citizens lining up outside a shop. Of course, being the busybody I am, I went to check out what was going on. One of the 'uncles' who was at the end of the line told me that this was a soup kitchen run by the Anning Senior Citizens Home. It provides free lunch seven days a week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to those who are 65 years and above who are poor. Food is also served to the disabled and those who are unmarried.
Here is a write-up on the Soup Kitchen that is taken from Ipoh Echo Newspaper.
ANNING Soup Kitchen
ANNING Soup Kitchen was set up about a year ago and provides free lunch seven days a week and is located at 16A, Jalan Masjid in New Town. It is run by the Bao Eu Shi Temple and was initiated by its chief monk Ven Gong Zhang.
Free lunch is served from 11am to 2pm daily and caters for those above 60 years who are poor. They also serve food for the disabled and those who are unmarried. Food is served to about 80 people daily and in addition more than 80 food packets are delivered to the Chinese Temple Ipoh (behind TM), First Garden Flats, Silibin Flats and Buntong Flats.
Ho You Meng, advisor to the temple, said that funding is from devotees and well-wishers. Farmers from Cameron Highlands donate vegetables in bulk. Volunteers help to cook and serve the food. There is a register of names of all those who come to eat and registration cards are issued. A daily register is kept on those who come to eat.
For further information call 05 311 1223.