As part of their “Kita Jaga Kita” initiative, the Malaysian Association of Hotels (Penang Chapter) plans to launch their very own food bank to assist their associates.
With the hospitality industry on its knees due to the prolonged Covid-19 pandemic, the move is timely for those employees experiencing pay cuts or being laid off.
MAH Penang chapter chairman, Raj Kumar said that the move will greatly benefit those especially in the rank and file category.
“We are currently in the process of writing to the various partners to work with and support this project.
“Like other sectors, workers in the hospitality sector have been badly affected and we hope that the food bank will cushion the impact.
“We have come up with our own funds and also a contribution from MAH national chapter contribution to finance the programme.
“In the meantime, I am also pleased that the majority of the 8,000 workers in the hospitality industry will be vaccinated soon by mid August.
“As such we are awaiting word from the National Security Council to give some leverage to the hospitality industry.
“All of the safety measures at various hotels are also in place and SOPs strictly adhered to,” added Raj.