June 11, 2020, Kuala Lumpur – BMW Group Malaysia, the official distributor of BMW, MINI and Motorrad vehicles in Malaysia, has continued to aid Tenaganita, Refuge for the Refugees, Liga Rakyat Demokratik and Dapur Jalanan KL in their joint food relief initiative with logistics support to bolster the food distribution process.
The premium automaker has been supporting the four local NGOs since the first week of the Movement Control Order (MCO) to deliver food and basic essential grocery packs twice weekly to the B40 families, refugees and migrant communities in the Klang Valley.
For the past nine weeks, volunteers from BMW Group Malaysia – in collaboration with its dealers Quill Automobiles and Ingress Auto, had provided logistical support with BMW vehicles comprising of several Sports Activity Vehicles and sedans.
The supplies were able to reach families affected by the extended MCO and subsequently the Conditional MCO in over 900 locations across Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
“In the spirit of #KitaJagaKita, we at BMW Group Malaysia are humbled to be part of this mission with Tenaganita, Refuge for the Refugees, Liga Rakyat Demokratik and Dapur Jalanan KL to provide aid to the underprivileged during these challenging times.
“We continue to be inspired by all the volunteers who actively assist families who were affected by the troubled times and we hope we made a difference in terms of easing the burden and the challenges in the communities,” said its head of corporate communications Sashi Ambi in a statement.
Meanwhile, Tenaganita programme officer Elise Arya Chen mentioned that the support and commitment received over the past two months from all the partners, donors and volunteers have impacted positively.
“Even with the RMCO in place, marginalised communities in Malaysia will continue toface challenges. While thie initiative was potentially going to conclude in the upcoming phase, we will remain committed to this food aid programme to meet the communities’ needs as long as we have the means to do so,” Chen said.
To support Chen’s view, Dapur Jalan KL representative Mohd Ezzuandi Ngadi said “This initiative has been crucial to sustain more than 45,000 individuals across the Klang Valley since the MCO began. Many of whom are single parents and senior citizens in the B40 community. Although we try to be hopeful that their daily earnings will pick up during RMCO, this will not signify the end of our efforts,” he said.
Support and donations to the cause can be made director to:
- CIMB:- Persatuan Kebajikan Kanak-Kanak Pelarian
- Account No:- 8000499285
- Reference:- MCO Grocery Aid
Alternatively, donations may also be channeled to https://www.simplygiving.com/event/bmw-foodrelief.
For every RM60 donated, a family of five will be supported for two weeks with basic food supplies. The grocery packs consist of rice, eggs, flour, cooking oil, potatoes and canned food, amongst other essentials.