Along with its current food donation activities, GIANT Malaysia plans to work with The Lost Food Project to deliver 500,000 meals for the hungry by the end of the next year through its “Sudah Makan?” campaign.
The event was witnessed by Mr. Quek Kia Ann, Director of Communiy Division, Social Welfare Department Malaysia at Giant Hypermarket Setapak. The campaign aptly named “Have You Eaten”, a phrase often used in Asia to show care and concern, is part of GCH Retail’s larger Corporate Social Responsibility efforts to reduce hunger and increase food security in Malaysia.
The “Sudah Makan?” Campaign aims to collaborate with our customers, whereby for every one kilo of Meadows rice sold, 10 cents will be contributed to the purchase of the Meadows rice at cost. This contribution is estimated to provide a significant portion of the half a million meals goal to feeding the beneficiaries that TLFP supports.
The “Sudah Makan?” campaign will also see Giant focus more of its food donation efforts on providing significantly more rice, an essential food staple, and in response to one of the top requested items for donation.
This commitment covers the whole range of Meadow’s rice purchased at all Giant stores as well as the other food stores under GCH Retail which will also be supported by the expansion of its Giant Food Rescue programme which is also in partnership with TLFP.
Giant Food Rescue x TLFP
Giant had piloted and collaborated on the Food Rescue programme with TLFP in 2018, starting with 12 participating outlets. Now with the deepening of its partnership with TLFP, Giant will increase the number of participating stores with an additional 12 Giant stores in the Klang Valley for Fresh & Dry donations.
Giant x TLFP Launch Event
In today’s event, Giant makes public, their renewed collaboration with TLFP by the gifting of a Giant delivery truck , together with 4,000 kg food essentials or the estimated equivalent of 11,430 meals, to 200 families from PPR Seri Semarak and PPR Sg Bonus.
The simple but meaningful ceremony was witnessed by Mr. Quek Kia Ann, Director of Community Division, Social Welfare Department. The food items that were donated by Giant consisted of essential items such as Meadows Rice, Cooking Oil, Flour, Sugar, C19 self-test kid and several grocery items. An additional RM100 voucher was also donated to each family, in order for them to purchase what they need.
Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our generation. Its devastating impact is becoming more apparent from the European heatwaves to the recurring Malaysian intense floods and dry spells. Its impact on our crops, fisheries and livestock can only be imagined and may inadvertently result in increased hunger.
Donating the food is not enough as there is also a need to distribute them quickly, especially the fresh produce. Therefore, Giant took another step to aid in this matter by donating a Giant truck for food surplus collection and delivery, around the Klang Valley stores, with the campaign branding emblazoned across it.
As part of this efforts in driving awareness of these initiatives, Giant also transformed the look of its fleet of delivery vehicles to display the messages of the campaigns to invite customers to join them in helping to feed the hungry.