In conjunction with the forthcoming Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebrations around the country, Yayasan PETRONAS continues its yearly series of holiday donation initiatives. This week, B40 from Selangor, Johor, Melaka, Pahang, Perak, Terengganu, Kelantan, Negeri Sembilan, Perlis, Kedah, Labuan, Sarawak, Sabah, Penang, and Kuala Lumpur will get a total of RM 927,422 worth of merchandise.
Rice cubes, coconut milk, rendang paste, rice, cooking oil, sugar, flour, and festive cookies were among the food supplies donated from Yayasan PETRONAS’ Program MEKAR in Kedah and Terengganu, as well as other B40 providers registered under JKM in East Malaysia. MEKAR is a flagship programme of the Foundation that provides skills training to B40 communities in order to improve their level of living and increase their income streams over time. Not only that, COVID-19 Test (RTK) kits, hand sanitizers, sanitizing wet wipes, and face masks will also be distributed to the recipients.
Yayasan PETRONAS Chief Executive Officer, Shariah Nelly Francis said “As we progressively transitions and adjust to the new normal, it is important to keep in mind of the needs f the less fortunate families, especially with the increasing cost of essential food items during the festive season. We hope that the contributions made will help to ease the burden of these families and bring back the smiles of small business entrepreneurs during this challenging times.”
Every year, Yayasan PETRONAS distributes commodities to the communities in order to improve their well-being. The goal of the Sentuhan Kasih programme is to provide a memorable celebration for the less fortunate during the festive season. Yayasan PETRONAS’ community well-being and development priority area includes the Sentuhan Kasih initiative. The programme is also in line with PETRONAS’ Sustainability Agenda and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.