Chevron Lends A Helping Hand To More Than 1,000 Underprivileged Families
Issue 15, 2020
Since the COVID-19 outbreak in the country, which has resulted in the implementation of various movement control order (MCO) phases from March 2020 till now, many Malaysians have been left struggling to make ends meet.
With the restrictions placed on economic sectors, many businesses nationwide have downsized, leading to pay cuts and loss of jobs. While it is no doubt a challenging period for all of us, the B40 community are among those most affected by the current situation.
In light of this and as an organisation that believes in leaving a significant impact on the communities in which it operates, Chevron Malaysia Limited had partnered with Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia (YFBM) to effectively reach out to those in need.
YFBM, a charitable organisation that has vast experience in serving the B40 community, utilised contributions from Chevron to purchase food supplies such as rice, noodles and snacks, which were distributed to 1,296 families from 35 public housing projects in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
A little can go a long way, and Chevron sees it as its responsibility to make a positive impact by alleviating the burden of the underprivileged during these trying times.
Chevron has a solid track record of supporting communities through outreach programmes and has spearheaded initiatives in the form of education, job training, charitable events, and programmes that provide for those in need. Staying true to its values, the organisation once again stepped up to be of service to the community in the wake of COVID-19.
In addition to this, the MCO period also saw the organisation teaming up with Grab Malaysia to donate meals to frontliners such as healthcare professionals and law enforcement personnel, who have been tirelessly serving the nation since the first outbreak of the coronavirus in Malaysia.
About Yayasan Food Bank Malaysia (YFBM)
YFBM is an entity entrusted by the Malaysian government with the systematic and orderly management of the Food Bank Malaysia Program to mitigate the impact of the rising cost of living for local consumers, especially those in the B40 group.