Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad (KLK) in continuing with its community outreach programme, collaborated with Majlis Bandaraya Ipoh (MBI) to donate food supplies to 237 families at Waller Court Flat, Ipoh. This joint effort coordinates KLKCare‘s Food & Essential Aid Programme with the ongoing MBI Prihatin (MBI Cares) initiative.
“We recognise that COVID-19 pandemic has led to widespread disruption of everyday life and it is a challenging period for many individuals and families. We understand the hardship they have had to go through during this unprecedented situation and are committed towards our corporate responsibility. We will assist where we can, to ease some of the burdens of our surrounding communities”, said Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian, Chief Executive Officer of KLK during the handover event at the MBI office this morning.
“Since the first Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020, KLK through its Food & Essential Aid Programme has reached out to over 10,000 people in Klang Valley, Ipoh, Negeri Sembilan and Sabah. We work together with service providers and non-government organisations (NGOs) to ensure that the basic necessities of those in need, especially the B40 families are made available to them.” added Tan Sri Lee.
Ipoh Mayor, Y.Bhg. Dato’ Rumaizi Baharin said, “Being able to collaborate with the private sector through the MBI Prihatin programme really helps our cause to provide support to the needy and vulnerable families in Ipoh and we are grateful for that. This is the first time we have partnered Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad on this meaningful programme and I hope we will continue to work together to benefit Ipoh.”
Besides the residents of Waller Court Flat, KLK has also extended this food aid to 125 students from B40 families at Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Mutiara, Sekolah Kebangsaan Sungai Raya and Sekolah Kebangsaan Guru Kalgidar during this MCO 3.0. Another 100 families in other parts of Ipoh such as Chemor and Manjoi will also benefit from KLK’s food aid programme through the tie-up with Iman Ikatan Mabahhah Muslimin (IMAN). KLK has also taken initiatives to support nine (9) underprivileged centres in Ipoh comprising elderly homes and orphanages through this same programme.
“KLK is very grateful to have our partners such as MBI and IMAN to facilitate KLKCare’s Food and Essential Aid Programme. We look forward to future collaborations to better serve our communities,” said Tan Sri Lee Oi Hian.
Present at the handover ceremony were Yang Berusaha Clr Mohammad Iskandar bin Abdul Rahman and Mr Har Wai Ming, KLK Administration Director (Plantation).