Hoteliers of MAH Johor Chapter ensures no one is left in hunger
The Malaysian Association of Hotels (MAH) Johor Chapter’s 2019 collaborated with Kechara Soup Kitchen for their CSR Project to ‘Feed the Hungry’ beginning in March, starting from Ramada Meridin Hotel with 150 packed hot food before trailing to nine more hotels to follow suit till the end of the year.
“Times are bad and we have less response from donors to continue contributing hot, packed food to the homeless that we serve at the back streets of the city. We are grateful to the hotels for coming to our aid for the third consecutive year,” said Merlin Hoo, of Kechara Soup Kitchen Johor Bahru.
The Chairman of MAH Johor Chapter is grateful that their member hotels are continuing to rally forward to support MAH in its CSR initiatives, which in turn benefits those in need.
After Ramada Meridin, the hotels that will contribute 150 packs of food to the homeless every Saturday in a month, are Somerset Medini Puteri Harbour (April), Pulai Springs Resort (May), Hotel Granada (June), Le Grandeur Palm Resort (July), New York Hotel (August), Amari Johor Bahru (September), Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel (October), M-Suites (November) and Forest City Golf Hotel for December.
‘Feed the Hungry’ was initiated by the Chapter’s Committee and headed by Daniel Alcaraz, the General Manager of DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru.
Every Saturday since June 2017, hotels took turns on a monthly basis to contribute 150 packs of vegetarian meals to Kechara Soup Kitchen who then would bring them to the homeless in the city together with the hotels’ employees as volunteers to help distribute food.