Friday, February 5, 2010

Nestle chips in to help single parents

For many of us who grew up poor, to be able to drink at least one cup of Milo then was ‘luxury’ indeed. Today, Milo is no longer a luxury but at times, about the only thing that poor children can have to fill their hungry bellies. Which is why when Parents Without Partners & Jumble Station sends groceries to the poorer Single Parents, we always include a tin or a packet of Milo along with other basic necessities such as Maggie mee, milk powder, cooking oil and beras.

More recently, PWP wrote in to Nestle, the giant manufacturer of such popular food staples asking to be included in its food for charity programme so that our food bill cost would be reduced while still being able to feed the needs out there.
Nestle very kindly and helpfully agreed to our request and late in January we were invited up to Nestle office at Damansara to collect our 10 goodie bags of Nestle products, comprising Maggie mee noodles, Nespray milk powder, Milo and Nestum. The goodie bags were promptly given out to needy single parents at Angsana Flats, USJ1 including single mums Panjalai, Suhaibah, Irene Thung, Mariammah, Mila, Siti Arfah, Venie, Letchmy and single fathers Adrian and Hasrun.

These 10 recipients will be the first of many more from Desa Mentari, Lembah Subang, Shah Alam and other areas in the Klang Valley who will be receiving Nestle’s largesse to make live a little easier for them. Kudos to Nestle for responding to such needs and it is hoped that more corporate organisations will step up to assist likewise even as they learn to balance their need to meet the bottom line while making a difference to society.

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