MUKAH: A total of 10 companies have contributed to Politeknik Mukah (PMU) Food Bank programme worth about RM15,000 since February this year.
These include two government-linked companies (Balingian Energy Mineral Sdn Bhd, Bintulu Ports Holdings Berhad), a plantation company (SOP Plantation (Balingian) Sdn Bhd), a supermarket (Nam Leong Department Store Mukah), two bakeries (Azka Cake House and My Bread), two fuel stations (Tiong Kheng Sdn Bhd and Syarikat Sri Intan) and two private companies (Syarikat Salamula and Jalangin Pengangkutan).
Mukah division Resident Hamdiah Bakir said in the last semester, 300 students from the B40 group had benefitted from the programme, which began in February this year.
She added in the new semester, it was estimated that 400 students would receive the assistance from the programme.
“Contribution worth RM2,000 was received from Balingian Energy Mineral Sdn Bhd, and the total contribution in terms of food and essential items so far was about RM15,000,” she said when officiating at the appreciation dinner at a leading hotel here on Tuesday.
The event was organised by the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) as an appreciation to the media, the contributors of the food bank programme and members of the Divisional Consumer Movement (GPB) 2019 for their role, contribution and cooperation with the ministry.
Hamdiah said GPB Mukah welcomed the participation from various parties as contributors to the programme, in an effort to achieve the goal of helping the students from the low income group.
She hoped that the programme could be implemented for a long period of time, and would involve more contributors and also be extended to other institutions of higher learning in Mukah division.