MIRI: A total of RM60,000 was raised by the staff of Samling and Parkcity Group to support the ‘Food Postman’ programme.
The community food delivery programme, initiated by Needs International, was given the allocation to ensure continuity of their project over the coming months.
The donation was presented to Pacts Schools by Samling Group director Troy Yaw on Friday.
“Charities such as Needs International – set up by Pacts Schools to serve as a lifeline to the homeless and the city’s urban poor – are doing a great job in making sure everyone can get through this difficult health and economic crisis together.
“Samling and ParkCity Group hope that with this community outreach, Mirians from all walks of life will continue to support all charities on the frontline, caring for those most in need,” said Yaw.
He added it was also their long-term goal to eventually set up a soup kitchen in Miri as the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic would likely be felt long after the movement control order (MCO) is lifted.
“We wish to provide for all those in need with at least one free meal daily, as well as to ensure their basic needs are taken care of.
“This is with the provision of a safe place to bathe, a place where they can receive counselling and help, as well as twice weekly access to a medical clinic,” said director of Pacts Schools and Needs International Grace Yap.
For additional information, the public can visit their Facebook page at Needs International, or send an email to email@example.com or call 014-9606787.