Azam Sarawak teams up with Timogah to feed 100 families in need

Heineken with the essential items to be distributed to the needy during a virtual symbolic handing over of AZAM food aid.

KUCHING, July 31: Angkatan Zaman Mansang Sarawak (Azam Sarawak) is collaborating with a local company Timogah, to provide food aid to 100 targeted families and individuals in the rural and urban areas of Kuching, Serian and Samarahan.

AZAM chairman Datu William Nyigor highlighted that the food aid contribution is part of the efforts to help ease the burden of those affected by the pandemic and are struggling to put food on the table.

“At least 100 families and individuals from around Kuching, Serian and Samarahan areas are targeted to receive the aid.

“These include daily paid workers who have lost their jobs, struggling single mothers and needy rural families,” he said in a statement.

William added that the collaboration also involved supporting the rural small farmers and retailers to sustain their income stream during this challenging time.

“It is Azam Sarawak’s hope to carry out more community services in the future, to help ensure no one is left behind, as part of efforts to support the State in its socio-economic recovery from the pandemic in the coming months and years,” he pointed out.

Timogah chief executive officer (CEO) Heineken Laluan said they are proud to collaborate with Azam Sarawak and are committed to deliver the tasks that are entrusted.

“We are also happy to be involved in a programme that cares and helps people in need during this pandemic,” he added.

The food aid is the second programme by Azam Sarawak, following the first one which was carried out in 2020.

The food aid, which was funded and donated by members and staff of Azam sarawak, comprises essential items such as rice, flour, cooking oil, canned food, dry food, eggs, fresh produce and baby formula.— DayakDaily