We did it – 240,000 meals by 600 volunteers in 6 hours!
Barely 10 days after the Sunway-sponsored Stop Hunger Now (“SHN”) 40,000 meals packing event, on 28th June, BeCause members joined hands again with SHN, this time along with OCBC and Rotary Club of Georgetown and Pudu to pack 240,000 meals in 6 hours.
While the main event was not short of volunteers, the response was not so good for the preparation works and setting up which had to be done the night before to ensure all was ready by the next morning. Work could only proceed after 10 pm when the shops at Sunway Pyramid had closed. BeCause members responded to the call and 8 members joined with about a dozen other volunteers to work through the night.
After catching a few hours sleep, all woke up early to make it to the main event the following day to ensure its success. Salute to all these volunteers who were there when help was needed most!
The main event was a riot of colors and noise as people from all walks of life came to join the packing lines. All in all about 600 volunteers of all ages including families took part. From the smiles on their faces, one could see it was jolly good fun! Most of our BeCause members became marshals/ supervisors due to having prior experience. One of our committee members had signed up to become a Stop Hunger Now ‘Chef’. Excellent initiative!