Since the implementation of the Movement Control Order (MCO) in March 2020, PPB and its subsidiaries (“PPB Group”) have been actively extending support to the community via various initiatives.
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- “Food Aid” Project
- PPB reached out to more than 1,100 needy families in the 2nd and 4th quarters of 2020 and provided food provisions, which helped relieve their financial burden.
- With the assistance of Kuok Foundation and the Malaysian Relief Agency, PPB contributed 2,000 sets of food packages to 2,000 needy families in Kota Kinabalu, Tuaran, Beaufort, Sipitang, Tawau, Semporna and Sandakan in Sabah. The food packages consist of rice, sugar, Seri Murni cooking oil, Marina baked beans and sardines, FFM flour and V-soy.
- FFM Group collaborated with the Sunway group to sponsor 5,000 kg of food products to the #SunwayforGood Food Bank programme, whereby the products were distributed to the needy through NGOs such as Food Aid Foundation, The Lost Food and DHRRA Malaysia.
- FFM contributed Care Packages comprising Kart’s Quick Meal-to-go, Meadow Fresh milk, V-Soy soyabean milk, and Super coffee to frontliners in 6 government hospitals, the Royal Malaysia Police and Malaysian Armed Forces in April 2020. FFM also contributed food products to students who were stranded in institutions of higher learning in the 2nd quarter of 2020.
- PPB and FFM distributed a total of 1,500,000 pieces of Massimo Primo Sandwich Rolls to the B40 community, underprivileged students and refugees.
- GSC collaborated with Food for Gelendangan and contributed more than 10,000 snack items to the residents of Selangor Mansion and 700 homeless recipients in March/April 2020. GSC also partnered with MyTown Shopping Centre and sponsored more than 16,000 units of beverages to frontliners in Hospital Kuala Lumpur. In the last quarter of 2020, GSC donated a variety of food products and healthy beverages to foodbanks, welfare homes and NGOs.
- “Frontliners, We Care For You” Project
In appreciation of our frontliners who have sacrificed their time and lives, PPB donated the following personal protective equipment (PPE) :-
- 60,000 pieces of N95 facemasks to 14 government hospitals, 10 government clinics, 3 prisons and a fire department.
- 7,760 pieces of coveralls to the KLIA Health Office, 9 government hospitals and 2 prisons.
- 600 litres of hand sanitiser to 10 government hospitals and 1 government clinic.
PPB Properties donated two units of powered air-purifying respirators to Hospital Pulau Pinang.
- “Mask Up, Stay Safe” Project
PPB contributed 5,000 pcs of reusable facemasks to 60 welfare homes and NGOs.
- "Keep Clean. Let's Beat COVID-19 Together!" Project
PPB and its 55%-subsidiary, Chemquest Sdn Bhd jointly contributed various cleaning products to Sungai Buloh Prison, and the Food Aid Foundation (FAF). The products were distributed by FAF to about 127 welfare homes, 3 orang asli communities and a prison. They included laundry detergent, dish-washing liquid, toilet bowl cleaner, surface disinfectant, bar soaps as well as hand sanitisers.
Chemquest Group also gave hand sanitisers and cleaning aids to 33 welfare homes and 211 families from the orang asli community.
PPB Properties donated 5-litre hand sanitisers to Klinik Keluarga Kerajaan in Georgetown
- “Lighting Up Homes “ Project
PPB assisted 20 welfare homes and 64 needy families by paying their outstanding electricity bills.
- “Foodbank” Project
PPB contributed essential food items namely rice, eggs and baby/children milk powder to 4 foodbanks/soup kitchens – Food Aid Foundation, Grace Food Bank, Kechara Food Bank and PERTIWI Soup Kitchen as well as an orang asli village in Pahang, for a period of 3 months. These items are especially hard to come by and foodbanks find it challenging to get sponsors for them.
GSC Group also distributed more than 35,000 curry puffs to the same 4 foodbanks/soup kitchens.