Associations target 10,000 families for food aid


Tan (left) and Tay helping with delivery of food boxes at PPR Sri Sabah earlier this month.

MALAYSIA Retail Chain Association (MRCA) and Direct Selling Association of Malaysia (DSAM) have joined hands to raise emergency funds to purchase essential food supplies for those in desperate need as a result of disruptions stemming from movement control orders.

The aim is to raise RM500,000 and on July 3, the associations began their distribution of food boxes to more than 10,000 families within the Klang Valley and adjacent vicinities.

To date, they have reached 2,000 families in nine distribution locations: PPR Pantai Ria and PPR Sri Sabah, Kuala Lumpur; Kampung Tasek Permai, Ampang Jaya; Kampung Labu Lanjut, Sepang; Kampung Baru Sungai Chua, Kajang; Salak Selatan Baru, Kuala Lumpur; PPR Seri Nilam, Ampang; PPR Hiliran Ampang, Kuala Lumpur; and PPR Pandan Mewah, Ampang.

More locations are currently being finalised.

Each recipient under the initiative receives a food box containing a 5kg rice pack, instant and vermicelli noodles, tinned sardines and baked beans as well as malt-based chocolate drink powder and biscuits.

MRCA president Shirley Tay said, “Many of our members are badly hit by this pandemic.

“Some cannot sustain beyond three months in their current cash flow position.

“However, we believe that this collaboration with DSAM will at least help the less fortunate as every contribution lessens the suffering of the rakyat.”

DSAM president Datuk Tan Chong Guan said, “With this initiative, we are working alongside our retail partners from MRCA to help affected families.

“Through this small gesture, we hope to help them get through these challenging times.”

Cash contributions to this cause can be made directly via:

● MRCA — CIMB account number 8600617216 or via https://bit.ly/3r595cZ. For more details, contact Simon Wong or Lee Choo via WhatsApp at 012-438 0435 or visit www.mrca.org.my

● DSAM — Public Bank account number 3078894406 or via https://bit.ly/2TAVpdw. For more details on DSAM, contact Lawrence Cheah or Feriz Mohamad via WhatsApp at 019-378 7937, or visit www.dsam.org.my

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