Hi, I love to eat! But as much as I eat loads everyday, I find it difficult for my body mass to grow…
(ugh, can someone provide me with express how-to-gain-fats method pls?!)
Now that I’m facing the difficulty of growing my body mass, it appears that we all (yes, not just me!) have a global issue to curb here… Food prices increase every season, they’re getting more n more expensive! I used to be able to buy chicken rice for RM3.00 last time, now it’s so difficult to find a RM3 chicken rice meal anymore. Price swings, upswings in particular, represent a major threat to food security in developing countries. Hardest-hit are the poort. In 2010, an estimated 925 million people in the world were hungry or malnourished. It’s pretty sad to hear that everyday there are more than 25,000 people around the world die of hunger-related causes.
Recognizing this issue, the Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) pledged to contribute one million meals to feed the hungry, in conjunction with the World Food Day as part of its CSR project. The TEG World Food Day 2011 took place simultaneously across four campuses – Sri Garden Schools, Taylor’s College Subang Jaya, Taylor’s College Sri Hartamas, as well as my beloved Taylor’s University Lakeside Campus. More than 4,000 volunteers turned up last Sunday for the charity cause event, contributing their time and effort for the benefit of the hungry all over the world.
The Multipurpose Hall of Taylor’s Lakeside Campus was divided into different stations in order to increase productivity. Basically what we need to do was filling up the bags with dried food, checking on the quality and sealing the bags, as well as counting and packing the bags into boxes to be sent out. We know that this ain’t some kinda awesome party or whatnot; however with the upbeat music, loud encouraging cheers and happy people with smiles kept the hall going ‘crazy’ for a good purpose!
I can’t help but to be proud of saying that I’m part of the large pool of TEG volunteers along with some of my classmates that day to pack food for the hungry!
With all the volunteers from all walks of life working hard on a Sunday, we’re all proud to say that we’ve done our goodwill to pack 1 million meal packets within a day! In fact from what I heard, it was 1 million meals within 8 hours of hard work! Awesome job everyone, especially Taylor’s Education Group (TEG) for organizing this charity cause campaign!
The finished food packs were then distributed to crisis-burdened areas or school feeding programs locally as well as around the globe including Somalia.