Some 50 families around the city received food aid via the One-Off Food Supply Aid under the Food Bank Special Programme. The initiative was an incentive of the Welfare Exco of the Malaysian Indian Youth Council (MIYC) Buntong, Khuswindera Singh A/L Tara Singh, who is also part of the Perak Youth Council Member Volunteers 21/22 of Menglembu.
Among those who received the assistance were families who lost their source of income, lost their jobs, are unwell, COVID-19-positive and traders who are unable to generate revenue due to the lockdowns.
Present at the distribution were Ipoh City Council Member and Ipoh Barat MIC Division Head Jayagopi Subramaniam; MIYC Tambun Chairperson, Dinesh Kalippen; Deputy Chairperson of MIYC Tambun, Nagaenthran and a special volunteer team led by Khuswindera.
“I would like to express my gratitude to Jayagopi who went on-site to help the Buntong community. He has also donated eight packs of rice to the underprivileged families. MIYC hopes to develop a relationship and continue working jointly with other local leaders for the common good,” Khuswindera highlighted.
“I would also like to thank the sponsors for this programme: Anlene Milk, Nestle Everyday Milk, Nestum Original, Original Deluxe Biscuits, Oat Krunch Breakfast, Free Personal Pizza Voucher and MSEF (Malaysian Social Entrepreneurs Foundation) who donated 100 food packs which were distributed at the One-Off Food Supply Aid.”
He hopes the One-Off assistance can help alleviate the burden of those struggling during this tough time. “We should get vaccinated in order to achieve herd immunity. Soon, we will be able to resume our daily lives, though we must always comply with the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs),” he stressed.
Those who would like to contribute to MIYC’s efforts to support the community may contact Khuswindera Singh at 017-5290768 for more information. Alternatively, one may also contact the MIYC Facebook page.