For the third consecutive year, 200 employees at Sunway City Ipoh comprising Sunway Lost World Of Tambun, Lost World Hotel, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat, Sunway College Ipoh, Sunway City Ipoh Group Security, Sunway City Ipoh Property, gathered today at Sunway Lost World Hotel to pack 40,000 meals for the villagers through the Sahabat Orang Asli Project – a project to reach out to the Orang Asli community.
Carried out under Sunway’s CSR C.A.R.E. (Community Aid, Reach-out and Enrichment) Project, Sunway City Ipoh has adopted the Stop Hunger Now meal packing programme since 2014 to go the extra mile to reach out to underprivileged and impoverished communities.
The last two years has seen Sunway City Ipoh’s achievements grow from 20,000 meals packed in 2014, to 25,000 meals in 2015 and a respectable 40,000 meals this year. Since the start of the Stop Hunger Now initiative in 2014, more than 1,000 Sunway staff and volunteers from different units across the country’s central, northern and southern regions, have come together and packed a collective total of 260,000 meals.
The strong volunteerism spirit amongst Sunway staff across different regions was displayed in solidarity, with the Stop Hunger Now programme raising staff contributions of RM 10,000 this year alone, which is equivalent to 10,000 meals.
Driven by the vision of a world without hunger, Stop Hunger Now – a United States-based organisation delivers food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people. Established in 1998, Stop Hunger Now has since provided more than 225 million meals in 73 countries.
“This event is a phenomenal success and it would not have been possible without the collective effort of Sunway staff and volunteers throughout Malaysia. Let us count our blessings and learn to do more for the underprivileged.
Hunger is a very real issue in today’s world and Stop Hunger Now believes that when hunger is targeted, we are giving hope to every other cause including poverty, disease, education and the welfare of women and children in particular.” said Calvin Ho, Senior General manager of Sunway Theme Parks.
Throughout the event, volunteers who are also members of Sunway’s staff club – Kelab Social Sunway (KSS), formed assembly lines to pack highly nutritious, high-protein dehydrated meals comprising rice, soy, vegetables, flavouring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals all in one package. At RM1.00 per meal, each package provides a reasonable serving for six to feed Orang Asli communities in Kampung Sekam in Tapah, Kampung Sinju in Simpang Pulai, Kampung Air Bah Lawin, Kampung Sungai Karah, Pos Kemar in Gerik, Pos Kuala and Pos Yum.