Two households residing at neighbouring residential areas in Klebang received food aid contributions by the Ipoh City Council (MBI) under the MBI Prihatin programme.
According to MBI City Councillor for Zone 5 (Meru / Meru Raya / Klebang), Dato’ Azizul Kama Abd Aziz, the food aid contribution programme is a continuous effort in guaranteeing the welfare of Ipohites badly affected by the COVID-19 onslaught and the resulting Movement Control Order (MCO).
“Since early this year, the council has been collaborating with several companies for food aid contributions.
“With Econsave, MBI has engaged in at least 10 contribution programmes like this. Thus, I would like to thank the company for their never-ending hospitality in warming the hearts of citizens who suffered a big hit from the pandemic.”
He told reporters after the contributions today (July 8). Also present were Econsave Northern Division 2 general manager Chua Yong Chiang and Jelapang branch manager Shah Effendy Rosman.
37-year-old R. Megala from Taman Klebang Jaya thanked MBI and Econsave for the food aid, as it will definitely lessen her burdens in providing food for her three children aged between 6 to 13.
“I only earn RM20 daily from cleaning houses. The wage isn’t enough for me to pay my water and electricity bills, which have been in arrears for nearly six months now. Thankfully, the supply hasn’t been cut yet.
“I’m currently separated from my husband and he didn’t provide any financial aid for my family.
“Apart from my friends and neighbours, MBI was the first to come to my assistance since I waved the white flag as a last resort on Sunday.
“Thus, I couldn’t be more grateful for the aid received as they’ll rid my woes of feeding my children,” she expressed.
23-year-old mother of two, Raudahatul Hazieqah Sharul Naimidi from Taman Klebang Putra, also expressed her thanks for the food aid.
“I lost my job as a waitress due to the MCO this year. I’m unable to pay for my house rental and I’m in dire need of essentials and food items to survive the pandemic.
“The contribution by MBI and Econsave couldn’t be any more timely in enabling me to feed my two kids. Thank you so much,” she expressed.