University foodbank initiative reaches 2,000 undergrads


Food packs comprising instant noodles, porridge, tea bags and cream crackers are handed out to students as part of a series of initiatives to help and support university communities in need.

OVER 2,000 undergraduates were given food packs of instant noodles, porridge, tea bags and cream crackers, thanks to MR DIY Foundation.

The charity arm of Malaysia’s largest home improvement retailer, MR DIY Group (M) Bhd, reached out to four universities in Klang Valley under its #DIY4Universiti programme.

The undergrads were from Universiti Teknologi Mara Shah Alam, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Tunku Abdul Rahman University of Management and Technology, and Universiti Tenaga Nasional.

The foundation’s chief executive officer Zaleha Mohd Mydin said they recognised the month-end financial burden of many undergraduates.

“The ‘university foodbank’ initiative supports the educational journey and well-being of our future leaders so that they can focus more effectively on their academic pursuits.

“We hope other companies and organisations will support this initiative because together, we can make a real difference.”

Zaleha thanked participating institutions for their teamwork and ensuring seamless distribution of the food packs.

#DIY4Universiti is part of a series of initiatives developed to help and support university communities in need.

Over 100,000 free Covid-19 test kits were given out to local university students nationwide besides RM3.6mil in ewallet cash for 12,000 undergraduates under the initiative.

Established in June 2023, MR DIY Foundation focuses on environmental protection, health, capacity-building, and nurturing arts and culture.

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