Food baskets for 220 families in Port Klang


Sin Eong (right) handing over a food basket to a recipient. With them are (from left) Dhatchina-moorthy, Tee and Tan. — LOW BOON TAT/The Star

Klang MCA heard the pleas for help at the Pandamaran Flats in Jalan Sentul, Port Klang and ensured that 220 families were given food baskets to ease their burden.

Housewife Haninah Ibrahim, 34, said she was grateful for the food aid.

“Our family is going through a tough time, with prices of fresh produce escalating.

“We have just one source of income, so we have to be careful with our spending,” said the mother of two.

Kamala Devi Naidu, 64, thanked Klang MCA for caring about the community during these hard times.

“The dry provisions help me put food on the table. Times are hard, but there is still hope,” she said.

Housewife Norliza Razali, 60, also said that the food baskets were a tremendous help.

Pandamaran Flats village head and coordinator of food aid, Datuk Seri D. Dhatchinamoorthy, said the food baskets contained 5kg of rice, 30 eggs and cream cracker biscuits.

Klang MCA Wanita chief Tee Hooi Ling, who is also Selangor MCA Wanita chief, said food baskets were distributed at two locations, namely Pandamaran Flats and Taman Kem, also in Port Klang, benefitting 220 families.

“Our visit to the homes of B40 families found that many are struggling to make ends meet as some have lost their job.

“They find the prices of vegetables, fish and meat out of their reach,” she said.

Klang MCA Youth chief Datuk BK Tan, who is also Selangor MCA Youth deputy chairman, said such food baskets were a lifeline for the B40 group.

“Klang MCA is thankful to Tee Sin Eong, 61, a former mini market owner who contributed the provisions,

“Every kind act counts as they help to ease the struggles of many,” he added. — By EDWARD RAJENDRA

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