Petaling Jaya City Council (MBPJ) has identified 980 families that will each receive RM100 worth of food aid.
The city council is in the midst of distributing non-perishable food to the urban poor hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The programme is partly aided through donations from stakeholders such as corporate bodies, developers and advertising players in the city.
Some 21 shelter homes will also be included in the food aid programme.
“The aid is part of the PJ City Food Bank programme and 27 corporate bodies were roped in.
“The recipients are from households with a total income of below RM1,500.
“Priority is given to families with many children, people with disabilities and those who are looking after the disabled,” said an MBPJ spokesperson.
Additionally, the city council will award RM200 to each student who scored 5As and above in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia.
The students from the B40 group were identified with the help of Petaling Utama District Education Office.
Among the selected schools were SMK Taman Medan, SMK Taman Dato Harun, SMK Seksyen 8 Kota Damansara and SMK Damansara Damai 1.
“If they scored more than five As, students will be awarded RM50 for each additional A,” said the spokesperson.
MBPJ will also provide cash aid and groceries to 82 of its employees who had tested positive for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic in March last year.