Giant representatives handing over food essentials to TLFP for distribution (From left – Mr. Alfonso Roderos, GCH Retail Marketing Director, Mr. Syazwan Rahimy, TLFP General Manager, Mr. David Chiam, GCH Retail Legal Director and M. Krishnasamy, TLFP Logistic and Warehouse Manager)

 

Giant Malaysia is giving back to the community during Movement Control Order (MCO)

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 April 2020 – Giant Malaysia is teaming up with The Lost Food Project (TFLP) to distribute a month’s essential food supply to 26 charity homes affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This initiative will benefit 1,422 recipients from homes for elderly, disabled, orphanages, orang asal, single mothers and refugees.


In recognition of the challenges many people are facing due to the implementation of Movement Control Order (MCO), Giant is stepping up its efforts in giving back to the community, in particular to those in charity homes who have been affected by the pandemic where access to resources face challenges.


Beneficiaries of this initiative will receive a months’ worth of food essentials such as rice, flour, sugar, oil, onions and potatoes to tide them over the MCO period, with plans for further support if required. GCH Retail spokesperson said, “As one of the few essential services allowed to operate, we want to help the more vulnerable communities during this MCO period to ensure that their needs are not forgotten. These are truly unprecedented times, but is the kindness, understanding and compassion that we show each other that will help us get through this.”


Giant has been actively collaborating with The Lost Food Project since April 2016 in rescuing tons of surplus food from going to landfill and redistributes food and other essential items to those in need regardless of religion, gender, age, disability or ethnic group.