Joining hands for Zero Hunger

Joining hands for Zero Hunger

September 7th, 2017

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This year, in conjunction with Malaysia’s 60th National Day, a total of 700 Sunwayians across Malaysia packed 240,000 meals in four days across four locations in the country to feed 4,000 individuals in welfare homes, as well as refugee and Orang Asli communities.

The Rise Against Hunger Meal Packing Programme took place at Sunway Lost World Hotel, Ipoh on 3 August ; Sunway Hotel Seberang Jaya, Penang on 5 August; and Sunway Medical Centre, Sunway City on 11 August, where the first 180,000 meals were packed. The last batch of 60,000 meals were packed at Sunway International School, Sunway Iskandar Johor, achieving the target of 240,000 meals.

This is the fourth consecutive year that Sunway Group is working to end hunger for the most impoverished in Malaysia, with the first meal packing programme beginning in 2014. The initiative, in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 2: Zero Hunger – to end all forms of malnutrition by 2030 – is Malaysia’s largest corporate meal-packing effort this year to feed the hungry around Malaysia.

Over the last three years, Sunway Group’s volunteers nationwide had packed a total of 260,000 meals. This year’s increased efforts doubled the number of total meals packed to half-a-million.

The dehydrated packed meals comprise rice, soy, vegetables, flavouring and 21 essential vitamins and minerals which are highly nutritious. Each package can serve up to six portions, and will feed the beneficiaries for a total of 60 days at one meal per day.