Sunway Packs 120,000 Meals For The Impoverished

Sunway Packs 120,000 Meals For The Impoverished

Including RM100, 000 Cash For Restoration Of Flood Victims’ Homes

Sunway Group, in its second consecutive year, has embarked on its Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Programme to pack 120,000 meals across three locations in Peninsular Malaysia for the underserved and impoverished communities.

Some 200 student volunteers from Sunway International School, Sunway College, Sunway University and Monash University Malaysia, gathered at Sunway Putra Mall in Kuala Lumpur alongside Sunway employees to pack 70,000 nutritious meals for the earthquake and flood victims in Ranau, Sabah.

Up north in Ipoh and Penang, 250 Sunway volunteers packed 25,000 meals for the villagers of Kg Sekam, Tapah; Kg Chang, Bidor; Kg Air Bah Lawin, Gerik; and Kg Sg Lawin Selatan, Gerik through the Sahabat Orang Asli Project; and 25,000 meals for the victims of the earthquake and mud flood victims in Ranau, Sabah respectively.

Each package, comprising rice, soy, vegetables, flavouring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals for the victims, provides a reasonable serving for six and each serving costs approximately RM1.00 to produce.

“This initiative is in line with Sunway Group’s core values of Integrity, Humility and Excellence, and it is one of our biggest volunteer efforts involving almost 400 employees from the central, southern and northern regions,” said Tan Sri Razman Hashim who hosted the event.

A cash and in-kind contribution amounting to RM100,000 was also made to Rotary Club K.K. South during the event towards rebuilding villages of the earthquake and flood victims in Ranau, Sabah. The cheque was presented to the district general of Rotary Club of K.K. South, Mr Philip Chong by Sunway Group deputy chairman Tan Sri Razman Hashim.

The meals for Sabah were distributed through Rotary Club K.K. South, and to the underserved communities through Reach Out Charitable Society and to the Chin Students Association and Alliance Chin Refugees. The Reach Out Charitable Society is committed to feeding the homeless and impoverished community, while the Chin Students Association & Alliance Chin Refugees distributes meals to Myanmar refugee children from the Chin state in Western Myanmar.

In 2014, Sunway packed more than 100,000 meals at various Sunway locations throughout peninsular Malaysia for more than 1,000 within the underserved communities including children and poor families.

The initiative is part of Sunway Group’s Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Programme under the C.A.R.E. (Community Aid, Reach-out and Enrichment) Projects, one of the three pillars of Sunway’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts aimed at reaching out to underprivileged and impoverished communities.

Stop Hunger Now is a US-based organisation, which delivers food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people with the aim to end global hunger in this lifetime. Established in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has since provided more than 180 million meals in 65 countries.