Zero Hunger and Sustainable Development Goals: Model of Food Bank Centre By Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah
Keywords:Food Bank Centre, Sustainable Development Goals, Zero Hunger, Muqasid Syariah.
Food banks are normally owned by non-profit organizations which responsible for distributes food items to a person or charitable organizations in need. The implementation of Food Bank Centre is very suitable as the Malaysia government’s focus to ease burden among the B40 group in 11th Malaysia Plan. In addition, Malaysia also focuses on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) whereby to ensure everyone can access food and end hunger by 2030. However, poverty rates are higher in rural area especially in Kedah, Malaysia. This article explores Model of Food Bank Centre offer to the needy and poor by Lembaga Zakat Negeri Kedah (LZNK). In 2019, The Food Bank covering 574 mosques in Kedah, to cover 17,220 families of the needy and poor in need to access food every month. Maqasid shariah theory is used as a guideline and conjunction to implement the SDGs 2030 as maqasid syariah itself already highlight on the elements of SDGs. The result of this program created aid to the needy and the poor in term of virtuous and moral matters. Furthermore, it also gives a positive impact to stakeholder towards LZNK. Therefore, it is suggested stakeholders should engage and do a collaboration with LZNK in order to sustain supplying food for Food Bank Centre.
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