Soldiers receive food aid from YaPEIM

Armed Forces First Division Commander Major General Datuk Dzulkafli Mustaffa hands over the food basket to one of his men at Sumbangan Kasih drive-through donation which jointly organised by First Division, YAPEIM and Baitumal Majlis Islam Sarawak at Masjid Solahuddin al Ayyubi in Kem Penrissen, Kuching. Photo: Mohd Alif Noni

KUCHING: The Malaysian Islamic Economic Development Foundation (YaPEIM) contributed 500 food baskets and 500kg frozen meat to the Armed Forces in conjunction with its Food Bank YaPEIM 3.0 programme.

The programme, which was jointly organised by the Armed Forces First Division, YaPEIM and Tabung Baitulmal Sarawak, was done via drive-through at Masjid Solahuddin al Ayyubi, Penrissen Camp yesterday (Oct 5).

First Division Commander Major General Datuk Dzulkafli Mustaffa expressed his gratitude towards the contributors.

“Some of the army members and their families are under quarantine in the camp here. The aid will certainly help ease their burdens during the Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

He added that the donation was not only distributed here but also to the armed forces in Sibu, Bintulu and Miri.

He said 150 individuals from Sibu, Bintulu and Miri, and 500 from Kuching benefitted from the food aid.

On another note, Dzulkafli said that they are now focusing on completing Medan Hospital in Sibu.

“The hospital is set to be completed on Oct 20. Two doctors and 15 paramedics from Kuching will be deployed there,” he added.