40,000 meals for 3 charities – all packed within 3 hours by 260 volunteers
Wednesday 18th June was a day to remember. 10 BeCause members joined hands with Stop Hunger Now (SHN) and 250 Sunway staff to pack meals for 3 charities at Sunway Pyramid. The event was graced by Sunway Group’s Deputy Chairman Tan Sri Dato Razman M Hashim and Puan Sri Susan Cheah, amongst other VIPs.
It all started when President of SHN Mr Tiki Keh approached our VP Mr Kevin Tan (who happens to be the COO of Sunway Pyramid) to request for a space in the shopping mall to do a sponsored meal packing event for 200,000 meals. After several meetings, not only was the space secured, but the Sunway CSR Head took an interest and managed to convince the Sunway group to take part in a similar event by sponsoring 40,000 meals which will go to Myanmar Refugees Students Camp, Alliance of Chin Refugees and Reach Out Malaysia.
BeCause is very happy to be instrumental in making the events happen. By doing so, it can added another milestone in its objectives of bringing together the needy and those who can help through the resources and contacts of its members.
Besides participating in the actual 3-hour meal packing, BeCause members also learnt hands-on how to set up the packing lines and the logistics involved in staging such an event . Some members have indicated their wish to become certified SHN “Chefs” to help and support SHN’s endeavour to stop global hunger within our lifetime – a noble objective shared by BeCause.