MIRI, July 3: A ‘Food Bank’ corner located in front of the Sarawak United Peoples` Party (SUPP) Miri Piasau branch at Miri-Pujut road here is offering free food takeaways for the needy.
Available daily from 11.30am onwards starting today, the food consists of a generous serving of rice, vegetables and meat.
According to SUPP Miri Piasau branch chairman Datuk Sebastian Ting when met at the launch of the ‘Food Bank’, the initiative was created by volunteers together with the party workers to help those in need during this difficult time following the lockdown.
“Many strive to endure the Covid-19 lockdown, and we hope this initiative can help ease their burden,” Ting said.
“Volunteers from the Che Sing Khor Moral Uplifting Society in Krokop together with SUPP Piasau’s operation team collaborated for this project meant to help those in need,” he added.
Ting, who is also Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture cum Piasau assemblyman explained that apart from these volunteers, people in the community have also stepped forward to donate vegetables and other food items such as bread for the purpose.
Each person is entitled to collect two items for free.
On another note, Ting reminded opposition parties not to use the white flag movement as an opportunity to score political points.
“Please do not politicise this white flag movement to gain political mileage,” he said.
Ting was asked about his views on the white flag movement which encourages those who are struggling financially to display a white flag in front of their homes as a sign that they need immediate help.
“We have been in the lockdown situation for about 16 months, those who have no savings are suffering the worse, so it’s not the time for blame games; instead we must work together and help those in need,” he disclosed. — DayakDaily