MBSA teams up with mini market chain for food basket initiative


SHAH Alam City Council (MBSA) has initiated the MBSA Cares Food Basket Programme in an effort to help those hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The programme, which started on Feb 8, is in partnership with 99 Speedmart through the purchase of packages containing basic foodstuff and nutritional items for babies.

MBSA, in a statement, said the food baskets would be channelled to the needy, especially households in the B40 group.

The public can support the

initiative by purchasing vouchers for the items, with prices ranging from RM10 to RM50 per food basket.

The vouchers are available for purchase at any of the 80 99 Speed-mart stores in MBSA’s jurisdiction.

The city council has allocated RM50,000 to kick-start the programme.

A portion of the RM130,000 contributed by 99 Speedmart to the Selangor government’s collection for plastic bag charges will also be used for this food programme.

Those who contribute towards the food basket programme will be presented with special vouchers and certificates of appreciation.

The programme is in line with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals through the “leaving no one behind” initiative that covers issues on social and economic development.

MBSA expressed hope that

the programme would gain the community’s support and fulfil the goal of making Shah Alam a smart, liveable and competitive city by 2035.

For enquiries, call the Community Section under MBSA’s Community Development Department at 03-5510 5133 ext 1381 or 1636.

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