1,000 bags of food for the needy

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KUCHING: The Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Kota Sentosa Branch today (July 10) donated 1,000 bags of food to the needy here.

Its chairman Wilfred Yap said the event was the biggest ever held by his branch.

“It is to help those who lost their incomes amid this pandemic, especially the daily paid workers, hawkers, the self-employed citizens and so on.

“We are trying to supplement their incomes by giving them food aid,” he told New Sarawak Tribune during the food aid programme at Aeroville Mall on Saturday (July 10).

 Yap pointed that the food aid given today was slightly different from those given by other organisations.

“Since many non-government organisations (NGOs) are giving rice to the people, we think it is good to give them a little bit of other things such as various types of fresh vegetables, eggs, and so on,” he explained.

He added that the food aid programme today was the result of a joint effort between the SUPP and private sectors such as the Aeroville Vegetable Market.

“Our members also chipped in for this event to show our sincerity to the people of Kota Sentosa who are less fortunate.

“In line with our motto #We Care #We Serve, SUPP will continue to care about the issues faced by the community. We will try our best to serve the community by solving the issues,” he added.

Yap said that the recipients today were from Kampung Stampin Baru; Kampung Lubuk Buan; Kampung Stampin; Kampung Stutong; Taman Satria Jaya; Kampung Stutong Melayu; Kampung Cemerlang; and the BDC Resettlement Area.

“In order to ensure  our team and the recipients  strictly adhere to  the given standard operating procedures (SOPs), each village is given a specific time slot for them to collect the donations here.

“Each of their Penghulu, Tuai Rumah and Kapitan will ensure their residents receive the donations.

“The things are given only to those who are listed (those who really need it) by their heads,” he added.

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