Jaya Grocer has contributed more than RM330,000 in grocery essentials for over 4,200 food parcels to the Persatuan Makanan Ehsan (Free Food Society) food aid program since its inception in March 2021.
FFS is a non-profit NGO which was incorporated in March 2021, with the aim of rendering help to the needy in response to the hunger crisis caused by the pandemic. FFS aims to give food aid to families, individuals and the hungry, irrespective of race, creed and religion.
FFS president Datuk Ali Abdul Kadir expressed his gratitude to Jaya Grocer and their team for their continuous support.
“I would like to thank the Jaya Grocer team for their immense commitment, generosity and support. Together, we have managed to continuously provide food aid to thousands of people in need.
“Our teams are always actively working with local communities to deliver food across the country,” he said at a collaborative event between FFS and Jaya Grocer at PJ33, today.
At the event, Jaya Grocer donated more than 10,000 eco-friendly grocery bags for FFS’ use in future food pack distributions.
Its Chief Operating Officer Molly Loh conveyed her appreciation for the work done by FFS.
“Well done, FFS, for their continuous effort in lending a helping hand to those in need especially during these trying times during the Pandemic.
” On behalf of Jaya Grocer, we are placing 90 donation boxes in multiple Jaya Grocer outlets across Klang Valley. I hope this will enable others to help those in need as well as increase the awareness that there are those that still need food aid.
In his speech, Ali revealed that since the inception of FFS, it had fed more than 100,000 people, mainly in B40 families, schools, shelters, welfare and orphan homes, persons with disabilities and the refugee communities.
During the 7 months, FFS had even sent lunch to front liners at 5 vaccination centres and cooked food for RELA personnel.
FFS has received around RM1 million in cash and spent more than 95% of it. None of that money has gone to any administrative expenses.
“We are thankful to Jaya Grocer for pledging RM500,000 by year end. This is a huge sum and we are immensely grateful to them.
“This act clearly demonstrates their corporate responsibility and their spirit of philanthropy by their directors and shareholders.
“I would also like to thank all my committee members and special thanks to FFS Committee Member and Chairman of BAC Education Group Raja Singham and his team from BAC for their help in warehousing, logistics and delivery of the food items,” Ali added.