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Well-measured: Volunteers adding dehydrated vegetables to the meal pack.
MORE than 200 volunteers gathered at the concourse of 1 Utama shopping centre old wing recently to prepare 10,000 meal packs in six hours as part of
Acer-Stop Hunger Now humanitarian project.
Prior to the project, RM60,000 had been raised through various activities conducted by Acer Malaysia over a two-month period.
The activities included product auctions, a RM5 contribution for every Acer product sold at the Pikom PC Fair, Malaysian IT Fair and Acer roadshows as well as donations made online.
Held in conjunction with World Peace Day, the volunteers worked on three, two-hour shifts (morning, afternoon and evening), with each shift consisting of six packing lines and 14 individuals.
Each meal pack can feed up to six people.
Acer Sales & Services Sdn Bhd general manager Ricky Tan said response to the event was encouraging.
“We are happy to join hands with Stop Hunger Now for such a humanitarian project.
We are privileged to have this opportunity to give back to society.We are glad to help make a difference by providing and packing these nutritious meals,” he said.
“Our contribution is not big but I believe the effort will go far in improving the lives of the less fortunate.
“Communities can work together to take action against hunger and poverty. Together, we can make a difference.’’
One of the volunteers was advertising and promotions executive Remy Wong from Kuala Lumpur.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for me to do my part in giving back to society.
“My daily lunch costs almost RM10 and while it is just one meal for me, the same amount can feed up to 10 people via Stop Hunger Now meal packs.
“I didn’t realise that one lunch could make a difference to so many people.
I am inspired to do more. And I will definitely not waste food now.”
Each meal pack, consisting of rice, soy flakes, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins, would be delivered to people in need or in times of disaster.
For more information, visit www.stophungernow.org
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