by TMR / pic credit: tropicanacorp.com.my
TROPICANA Golf & Country Resort (TGCR), a subsidiary of Tropicana Corp Bhd, prepared and delivered over 6,500 fresh, hot meals by the truckload to 28 needy homes — orphanages, old folk’s and special needs — over the 34-day Movement Control Order 2.0 (MCO 2.0) from Jan 16, 2021, to Feb 18, 2021.
The event was organised by Tropicana Foundation, a charity arm of the Tropicana Group in its aim to raise spirits, spread festive cheers and provide relief to the underprivileged communities during the period.
The group also united its 50 divisions to raise funds and purchased dry canned food, sanitary products, essential supplies and other necessities for these underprivileged homes.
“This MCO 2.0 will have more a dire effect on everyone, especially the underprivileged community, so it is important to unite and support them. As a community builder, it is our mission to redefine the art of living and caring. Therefore, during the MCO 2.0, our Tropicana Foundation committee members worked closely with our TGCR chefs to plan, prepare and pack lunch and dinner every day,” Tropicana’s group MD Dion Tan said in a statement yesterday.
Meanwhile, at Tropicana’s headquarters, an internal fundraising drive was initiated to raise donations from employees who were willing to contribute across 50 divisions. Cash donations were collected to purchase food and supplies for the 28 charity homes. Staff members were also encouraged to donate dry foods in a charity food drive where canned goods, rice and other types of dry goods were collected for distribution to the charities. This charity drive was organised by the Tropicana Foundation. The group’s recently reactivated its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative that overviews all the group’s charitable internal and external CSR initiatives.