MANY poor Malaysians suffer from hunger every day, but you can change that by giving part of your time to help in the “Stop Hunger Now” meal-packing event.
The project is a joint venture between the Rotary Club Georgetown and Pudu, with OCBC Bank Malaysia and Sunway Pyramid as sponsors for funding and venue.
“It is our duty to raise awareness on the serious issues affecting the hungry,” said Stop Hunger Now organising chairman Don Law.
“About five metric tonnes of food are wasted by Malaysians daily,” he said.
During the event, volunteers will pack 240,000 fortified rice-soy meals in six hours starting from 10am on June 28 at LG2, West Wing, Sunway Pyramid. The packs will be distributed nationwide through 75 Rotary Clubs on the same day.
Each meal is valued at RM1 and able to feed six persons, he said.
The meals will be given to 50 local orphanages and shelter homes.
Law said the project aims to promote the “Spirit of Volunteerism” among Malaysians.
“Helping others will bring joy to yourself,” he added.
He said the event would need 500 volunteers.
“We hope that holding the event in Sunway Pyramid will draw shoppers to pitch in and help,” said OCBC Bank Malaysia senior vice-president and business banking division head Ong Eng Bin.
Also present were Stop Hunger Now executive director of Tiki Keh and Rotary Club of Pudu president Alex Chang Huey Wah.
Those who wish to volunteer can either take on a full day from 10am to 6pm or help out in the 2pm to 5pm slot.
For details, call 012-433 1155 (Law).