Varsity gives food baskets to 58 needy families

Khamsiah symbolically handing over a bottle of cooking oil to Prof Khairudin at the launch of the food basket programme.

THE community of University of Technology Sarawak (UTS) gave food baskets costing RM100 each to 58 needy families.

The “Show You Care, Give A Share” charity event was organised by UTS’ School of Business Management in collaboration with its food technology programme under the School of Engineering and Technology.

“This is the third time we are doing this. Our objective is to relieve the economic burden of the affected group in light of the rising cost of living and food prices,” said UTS vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Khairudin Hamid.

Through this programme, the university wants its staff and students to get involved in charity events.

“By getting involved in charity events, we hope they will be respon-sible members of the community helping people of all races and religions,” Prof Khairudin added.

Event director Mohd Kamarul Anwar said the recipients were selected from Baitulmal.

“They include UTS students who need help,” he said.

Meanwhile, Khamsiah Yacob, who is the manager of the Hijrah Suri convenience shop in Sibu that handled the packing of the food baskets free of charge, said she and her team were happy to be involved in the programme.

“We are thankful that we can be involved in giving service to the community,” she said. — By ANDY CHUA

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