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Breaking Bread, Building Bonds | Taylor’s University “Bubur Lambuk” Unites the Local Community

Taylor's School of Food Studies and Gastronomy (SFSG) has returned to their annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event to celebrate the month of Ramadan. After two years of pandemic-related disruptions, SFSG resumed their tradition of cooking and distributing “Bubur Lambuk” to the neighborhood communities, in partnership with Adabi and emart24 for this initiative. This year, we saw the participation of nearly 50 students, chefs and staff in the distribution of 1500 bowls of bubur lambuk to local communities in need.

The event was officially launched by Prof. Dr. Neethiahnanthan Ari Ragavan, Executive Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences and Leisure Management, Taylor's University. This annual CSR event, which took place during the holy month of Ramadan, showcased SFSG's commitment to promoting social responsibility and community engagement through food. Furthermore, this meaningful event provided a nutritious and filling meal to those in need, while promoting the spirit of sharing and togetherness that is at the heart of Ramadan.

The school believe in the power of food to unite communities and foster a sense of belonging. This year, the bubur lambuk was distributed to the neighbors in need, particularly among 250 B40 families and single mothers living in PPR Lembah Subang 1. Through the community research project which was funded by Yayasan Hasanah that focuses on the empowerment of single mothers and female-headed households from PPR Lembah Subang 1 with baking and entrepreneurial skills for sustainable home-based businesses, the school was able to extend the support to those who need it most, help bringing a little bit of joy and nourishment to their lives.

As part of our commitment to giving back to the community, SFSG also extended the bubur lambuk distribution to the frontliners of Subang Jaya, including police officers, firemen and security guards to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication, especially during these challenging times. Additionally, Taylor’s family including students and staffs were also able to enjoy this delicious meal and share the spirit of community and togetherness that defines the holy month of Ramadan.

By providing a nourishing and delicious meal to the local community, SFSG hopes to strengthen ties with the community and inspire others to contribute to the betterment of society through food. This may help to build a sense of community engagement and connectedness, which is an important component of food security. When people feel connected to their community, they are more likely to have access to social networks that can help them in times of need. Through these efforts, we can work together to build a more equitable and sustainable society for all.


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