KUCHING, July 22: Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) assemblyman Datuk Idris Buang committed a total of RM20,000 to the Sarawak Scouts Council food bank drive to ensure the continuation of the programme which aims to benefit the needy throughout the State.
According to Idris, who is also the Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) information chief and the Muara Tuang assemblyman, the food bank drive is the result of efforts by the council members, as well as the members of the public who contributed towards the cause.
“As a concerned state assemblyman and as the Sarawak Scouts Council deputy president, I would like to contribute RM20,000 to help the third and the following food bank programme,” he told reporters when attending the flagging-off of the Sarawak Scouts Association Food Bank Programme 2.0 convoy, held at the Sarawak Scouts Association headquarters in Jalan Batu Lintang, today.
Meanwhile, the Scout Food Bank drive chairman Jumaat Ibrahim said they planned to continue the drive until the Enhanced Movement Control Order (EMCO) is lifted.
“For anybody who wants to sponsor (food items), they are most welcome to do so, and we will help to distribute it to the needy,” he added.
The food drive is a continuation of an earlier programme which was initiated by the Sarawak Scout Council yesterday (July 21), with the aim of helping those in need during the Covid-19 pandemic.
A total of 300 food parcels were delivered to various district Scout Commissioners today in Serian, Sri Aman, Betong, Saratok, Julau, Sarikei, Sibu and Kanowit, and will be distributed to those in need who have been affected by the pandemic.
Among participating contributors are Borneo Biscuit Sdn Bhd, Lee Chuan Hong Co Sdn Bhd, Beverage Marketing (S) Sdn Bhd (Sundrop), Unaco Enterprises Sdn Bhd, Hong Yong Seafood Supplies Sdn Bhd, H&D Food Processing Sdn Bhd, CS, SDHM Development Sdn Bhd, Saddad Resources Sdn Bhd, and Kuching City Scout Council members.
For those who wish to contribute to the Sarawak Scouts Council Food Bank programme, they may drop off their items at the Sarawak Scouts Association headquarters at Jalan Batu Lintang, or by transferring cash donations to the Sarawak Scouts Council, CIMB account no. 8005064120.
Cash donations are entitled to tax relief. Donors are advised to WhatsApp the bank-in slip or bank transfer slip together with postal address by stating “Scout Food Bank” to 019-8890641. — DayakDaily