The local artistes welfare foundation Yayasan Kebajikan Artis Tanahair (YKAT), donated food to homes of 20 artistes to aid them and their families who are trying to make ends meet, especially during this Covid-19 pandemic.
Goods such as rice, milk, sugar, onions and canned items were given to each of the families with the help of Pasaraya Lulu Group on April 6.
Among the artistes whose families received the donations were Hamid Gurkha, Papa Rawi, Mak Jah, Kogilarani, Balakrishnan, Alfred Ho, Gan Chu Lan and Goh Cheng Hock.
YKAT's board of trustees comprising the likes of Datuk DJ Dave, Datuk M. Nasir, Datuk Nash, Datuk Yusof Haslam and Datuk Nancie Foo came to an unanimous decision to lend a helping hand to these 20 struggling artistes who are staying home for the duration of the movement control order.
In a press release, it stated that YKAT will continue to help artistes in need.