Chee (fourth from left) receiving a mock key from Abdullah (second from right) during the food truck handover ceremony to Food Aid Foundation by Baitul Hayati and Brahims Dewina. Looking on are Ibrahim (third from right), Chef Zam (left), Food Aid Foundation co-founder Mohamad Faisal Ghazali (third from left) and Tun Jeanne Abdullah.
In efforts to contribute towards the betterment of the country, Brahim’s Dewina Group of Companies and Baitul Hayati Foundation are donating a one-tonne refrigerator truck to Food Aid Foundation for its surplus food rescue.
Brahim’s Dewina Holdings Sdn Bhd, Food Aid Foundation and Baitul Hayati Foundation chairman Datuk Seri Ibrahim Ahmad Badawi said the objective of the donation was to facilitate Food Aid Foundation’s increased food processing and distribution activities.
“Well-equipped vehicles are needed for transporting items to ensure the freshness of the food.
“Demand for food supplies, collection and distribution have increased in the past months,” said Ibrahim.
Food Aid Foundation founder Rick Chee expressed gratefulness towards the group and Baitul Hayati Foundation’s generous act in helping the foundation improve their efficiency.
“We now have two one-tonne refrigerator trucks and one van,” said Chee.
These vehicles will be used to collect food items from nine Tesco stores, and deliver food to more than 140 charity and welfare homes daily.
He said since last year, the foundation received more than 187 tonnes of surplus food donations, which is equivalent to 700,000 meals.
“These can benefit 12,000 people monthly,” he said.
Officiating at the refrigerator truck handover was former prime minister Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who handed a mock key to Chee.
The event continued with a cake-cutting ceremony to celebrate the launch before proceeding with Brahim’s 29th anniversary and Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations.
Brahim’s Dewina Group of Companies also collaborated with Baitul Hayati Foundation and Food Aid Foundation to host a Hari Raya celebration for 100 children from Rumah Kebajikan Peribadi Mulia Kajang and Rumah Kanak-Kanak Angel Kuala Lumpur.
Also present at the ceremony was Food Aid Foundation board of trustees member and celebrity chef Zamzani Abdul Wahab, better known as Chef Zam.