George (right) and his team members delivering food items to needy families in Kampung Mambong.

KUCHING: The Habitat for Indigenous and Urban Programme (Hidup) recently received donation of food items from Choice Supermarket Group (Semariang) for distribution to needy families.

Hidup president George Young Si Ricord Jr said the NGO will be distributing the food items to needy families in Kampung Mambong, Kampung Sikog and to volunteers of Semadang International Tagang Festival who lost their income as a result of the movement control order.

George said the NGO had received numerous calls for food aid not just from Kuching but as far as Belaga following the extension of the MCO.

He said Hidup would continue its humanitarian programme in respond to community’s need whenever it is called upon.

“Those families whose livelihood is affected by the MCO especially the daily wage earners are given priority in the distribution of the food items.

“A lot of these families now do not have a source of income and we can only wonder what kind of life they are living right now if we continue to shut our eyes and ears to their plight,” he lamented.

He said Hidup was committed in connecting people sharing a similar outlook to provide empowerment and dignity to the less fortunate segment of society.

George related how he was touched when he received a call from a lady at Jalan Stephen Yong, Kuching who requested food aid for her daily wage-earner neighbour.

“This lady’s attitude in showing concern for her neighbor shows the caring and gentle side of Sarawakian,” George commented.

“Let us make sense of this great crisis (Covid-19 pandemic) by being compassionate and caring for our community.”

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