SOME 3,000 underprivileged households, whose income is affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, have benefitted from the Wangsa Maju Food Baskets programme so far.
The programme was launched by Wangsa Maju MP Datin Paduka Dr Tan Yee Kew’s office.
Tan’s special assistant Andre Lai said the programme was initiated following numerous requests for food aid from residents in the constituency.
“The objective is to help as many people affected by the pandemic as possible.
“Some of them lost their source of income and have been relying on their depleting savings.
“We hope that the programme can ease their financial burden,” he said.
Lai also thanked some Good Samaritans who volunteered to help distribute food as well as contribute to the cause.
“So far, we have been distributing food baskets containing basic necessities like rice, oil, instant noodles and canned food.
“We recently concluded our meals distribution to B40 residents in Danau Kota, Section 2, Teratai Mewah and Desa Setapak.
“We also distributed free vegetables to B40 areas such as Kampung Kuantan and PPR Gombak Setia,” he said.
He assured that the programme would continue as many residents were in need of aid.
“Our office has been working on food distribution almost daily since July 9, as requests have been pouring in,” said Lai.
Tan’s office is also working with Seed of Love Association Malaysia to offer free vegetarian meals to Wangsa Maju residents at KRT Desa Setapak every Monday and Thursday; at PV16 condominium entrance on Jalan Danau Niaga every Tuesday and Friday; and at Teratai Mewah parking lot every Wednesday and Saturday from 6pm onwards.