Charity initiative for afflicted families

(Front, from left) Syazwan, Lee, Nik Nazmi and Jamaliah at the distribution of food items and daily essentials in Kuala Lumpur.

IN line with this year’s National Day celebration themed “Malaysia Prihatin” and Sunway Malls’ theme “Stronger Together”, shopping centre Sunway Putra has embarked on its Sunway Putra Cares initiative.

This programme, which started last month and will run until December, aims to collect more than 2,000kg of food and baby items for distribution to 200 families in the Klang Valley who are severely impacted by the pandemic.

The mall is working closely with The Lost Food Project (TLFP), a Malaysian non-profit dedicated to ensuring a sustainable future by “rescuing lost food” and handing it to people who need it most.

A donation bin is located on the ground floor (next to the concierge counter) of Sunway Putra Mall for contributions of non-perishable items and daily essentials to aid those in dire need of assistance.

“Many Malaysians are struggling to make ends meet, so Sunway Putra Mall aims to spread kindness and compassion through our initiative,” its general manager Danny Lee said.

“We hope these contributions from shoppers and mall management will ease their burden.”

Donated items will be packed individually for each family. One bundle will comprise approximately 10kg of items.

These will be distributed every month to respective beneficiaries.

According to TLFP general manager Mohd Syazwan Mokhtar, requests for aid from Malaysians and refugees increased immensely during Phase One of the National Recovery Plan.

“We decided to launch the TLFP Covid-19 Hunger Relief campaign on July 3 this year and by month’s end, we had received 2,912 applications.

“We are still in the process of distributing the aid.

“We are thankful for the generosity shown by Sunway Putra Mall and we hope more people and organisations will lend a helping hand,” he added.

Recently, the mall distributed food items and daily essentials to B40 families in Setapak Jaya 1A, Kuala Lumpur.

Present during the distribution were Setiawangsa MP Nik Nazmi Nik Ahmad, Lee, Syazwan and residents representative Jamaliah Taslim.

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