Food boxes and hampers for 200 needy families in Buntong

The ‘Goddess of Prosperity’ distributing mandarin oranges during the event to present food boxes and hampers to needy families in Buntong.

SOME 200 needy families in Buntong, Ipoh, received food boxes and hampers in conjunction with Chinese New Year.

Buntong assemblyman A. Sivasubramaniam handed out the supplies to the elderly at his service centre.

Before that, the “God and Goddess of Prosperity” distributed mandarin oranges and sweets to those present.

Recipients received a box containing rice, sugar, cooking oil, flour and tea, in addition to a hamper consisting of biscuits, potato chips and nuts.

Sivasubramaniam hoped the food boxes and hampers would help lessen the burden of these families and bring some joy to them during the festive period.

“Chinese New Year celebrations this year will be held in a careful surrounding, and it will be a low-key affair within immediate family members only, ” he added.

Sivasubramaniam also said that his service centre was operating as usual during the movement control order, and those with problems could contact his assistants.

Food box recipient Lim Kin Hong, 53, a bachelor, said he would be celebrating Chinese New Year alone this year, after his mother passed away a few months ago.

“Anyway, there is nothing to celebrate this year, I will be at home as usual.

But thanks to the items provided, it will definitely lessen my burden, ” he added.

Another recipient who only wished to be known as Madam Wong, 69, said she was thankful for the food supplies.

“I will be celebrating Chinese New Year with my husband at home, as my children stay in different states.

“With the items provided, I will probably bake some traditional cookies, ” she added.

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