ORANG asli from four villages in Perak will no longer go hungry – thanks to the efforts of Sunway Ipoh.
Through Sunway Group’s Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Programme, some 150 employees gathered to pack at least 25,000 meals for these villagers.
The meals will be sent to Kampung Sekam in Tapah, Kampung Chang in Bidor, Kampung Air Bah Lawin and Kampung Sungai Lawin Selatan in Gerik.
During the programme, the volunteers formed several lines and packed nutritious high protein and dehydrated meals comprising soy, rice, vegetables, flavouring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals for the villagers.
Each package provides a reasonable serving for six and each serving costs approximately RM1 to produce.
The group’s assistant general manager Bernard Paul said this programme is an initiative by the group to reach out to the underprivileged and impoverished communities.
“Last year, we packed 100,000 meals for more than 1,000 individuals at various Sunway locations throughout West Malaysia.
“This year, we will be beating that record by packing 120,000 meals nationwide,” he said in his speech before launching the programme at Sunway Lost World Hotel in Tambun, Ipoh on Thursday.
Apart from helping others, Bernard said the programme also aimed at promoting volunteerism among the staff.
“They don’t often get the chance to do charity.
“This can be a platform for them to do their part in creating a better future for the poor,” he said.
Stop Hunger Now is a United States-based organisation, which delivers food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people to end global hunger.
Established in 1998, it has since provided more than 180 million meals in 65 countries.